Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we proclaim a Christ who was crucified??n idea that is revolting to Jews and absurd to the heathen,
1 Corinthians 2:2
for I resolved, while I was with you, to forget everything but Jesus Christ and his crucifixion.
These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised want to present a good appearance externally, to save themselves from having to stand persecution for the cross of Jesus the Christ.
" 'Look, you scoffers! Then wonder and begone! For I am doing something in your times Which you will never believe even when it is related to you!' "
2 Corinthians 2:15
Yes, I am the fragrance of Christ to God, diffused among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing alike;
2 Corinthians 4:3
If the meaning of my preaching of the good news is veiled at all, it is so only in the case of those who are on the way to destruction.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and full of wicked deception for men who are going to destruction, because they refused to love the truth and be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in God's providence the world with all its wisdom did not come to know God, God chose, through the folly of the gospel message, to save those who had faith in him.
1 Corinthians 2:14
A material man will not accept what the Spirit of God offers. It seems mere folly to him, and he cannot understand it, because it takes spiritual insight to see its true value.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For this world's wisdom is foolishness to God. For the Scripture says, "He who catches the wise with their own cunning,"
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some of them said, "What is this rag-picker trying to make out?" Others said, "He seems to be preaching some foreign deities." This was because he was telling the good news of Jesus and the resurrection.
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those whom God has called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is God's power and God's wisdom.
1 Corinthians 15:2
and through which you are to be saved, if you hold on, unless your faith has been all for nothing.
For I am not ashamed of the good news, for it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who has faith, of the Jew first and then of the Greek.
2 Corinthians 10:4
for the weapons I use are not earthly ones, but divinely strong for destroying fortresses.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
for our preaching of the good news did not come to you as mere words but with power and the holy Spirit and full conviction??ou know the kind of life we lived among you for your good.
For the message of God is a living and active force, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing through soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and keen in judging the thoughts and purposes of the mind.