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
while we proclaim a Christ who has been crucified--to the Jews a stumbling-block, to Gentiles foolishness,
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined to be utterly ignorant, when among you, of everything except of Jesus Christ, and of Him as having been crucified.
All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.
Behold, you despisers, be astonished and perish, because I am carrying on a work in your time--a work which you will utterly refuse to believe, though it be fully declared to you.'"
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are a fragrance of Christ grateful to God in those whom He is saving and in those who are perishing;
2 Corinthians 4:3
If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For after the world by its wisdom--as God in His wisdom had ordained--had failed to gain the knowledge of God, God was pleased, by the apparent foolishness of the Message which we preach, to save those who accepted it.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The unspiritual man rejects the things of the Spirit of God, and cannot attain to the knowledge of them, because they are spiritually judged.
1 Corinthians 3:19
This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."
A few of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some of them asked, "What has this beggarly babbler to say?" "His business," said others, "seems to be to cry up some foreign gods." This was because he had been telling the Good News of Jesus and the Resurrection.
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who have received the Call, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:2
through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.
For I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is God's power which is at work for the salvation of every one who believes--the Jew first, and then the Gentile.
2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.
For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.