Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Uniqueness (and Foolishness) of "Christ Crucified

(Especially for my Redeemer church family.)

In this Sunday's sermon (3/13/11) I'll preach out of 1 Corinthians 1:10-25. Here Paul refers to the message of "Christ crucified" as "foolishness" to both Jews and Greeks.

New Testament scholar Gordon Fee states: “No mere human, in his or her right mind or otherwise, would even have dreamed up God’s scheme for redemption – through a crucified Messiah. It is too preposterous, too humiliating, for a God.” (The First Epistle to the Corinthians, 68)

Now "Zeitgeisters" and maybe some others will claim that some who came before the time of Christ did invent stories of dying and rising gods. If that's true then "Christ crucified" is not unique.

For a refutation of the non-uniqueness of "Christ crucified" see Greg Boyd's post "Is Jesus Unique."

For a refutation of "Zeitgeist" go here.

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