Despite all the complex theological and philosophical components of God’s revelation, Paul decides to keep the message concise and witness only about Christ and Him Crucified. This approach is contrary to what was expected at the time, since the Jews anticipated signs or miracles, and the Greeks sought after wisdom and philosophy (1 Corinthians 1:22). Generally for the world’s society, the idea that God’s son had to come down from heaven and die on the cross might appear foolish, but Paul knows that the Gospel is the power and wisdom of God to those who are called (1 Corinthians 1:24). It is important to remember that the message is simple: God sacrificed His son for the forgiveness of sins. To some, this might seem plain and unintelligent. But that can only be misunderstood by the facade, for when the scriptures are studied carefully it is obvious that the cross of Christ is the pivotal point of human history. In this manner, Paul declares his complete dedication to the Gospel truth. To keep it simple, and to the point. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
- Written by Ray Angulo