Thursday, April 23, 2009

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

Where in the following passage do we see Christians taking over the world. Where are influential men convincing the world through wise words to do the right thing. Pay particular attention to, 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.” Has God somehow changed is modus operandi?

Does this passage irritate you? Is this old thinking from some unenlightened time? Is this beneath you? Are you so very important and thus find this insulting and demeaning to you as a child of the King?  If so (in “you may be a red neck” terminology) you may be a Dominionist.

Did God tell Abraham to stay in Ur and affect it for good, influence it for Godliness, alter the Ur society for the better? Did God instruct Moses to work within the Egyptian system so that God could have His way? Was Lot to hang around Sodom and be a good witness, thereby saving many? Did God tell Noah to just hang in there and do the best you can, things will get better because of your influence? Did Rehab stay in Jericho and run for city council?

“Come out of her my People” has been a consistent command of God echoing throughout time.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (King James Version)

18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

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