New Testament passage - 1 Corinthians 1:18:
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto
us which are saved it is the power of God.
God is absolutely perfect,
holy, righteous, and so, ONLY perfect people will get to heaven.
If God allowed
an imperfect person into heaven God would be COMPLICIT with EVIL.
God cannot do this, as he is utterly perfect and sinless in his very nature.
had NO human father and thus, was SINLESS in his conception and birth.
eggs are, like her fingers and toes, her original equipment, NOT products of her body.
Thus, Jesus Christ, did NOT inherit human sin nature from Mary, his mother.
God the Holy Spirit caused the conception of Jesus Christ in Mary's body from one of her eggs, which was
not her offspring.
Jesus Christ was absolutely immaculate in all aspects of his human origin.
Being the Son of God (that is actually, himself, God) he had the power to live a sinless
human life, and he did so.
Thus, his voluntary sacrificial, death, by crucifixion, made
substitutionary atonement available to pay, or atone for sins of human beings.
Jesus Christ, his total person, including his sacrifice is the ONLY WAY ONE CAN GET TO HEAVEN.
I quote from Dr. Michael Denton's book, Evolution a Theory in Crisis, chapter
on Puzzle of Perfection:
"It is the sheer universality
of perfection, the fact that everywhere we look, to whatever depth we look, we find an elegance and ingenuity of an absolutely
transcending quality, which so mitigates against the idea of chance. Is it really credible that random processes could
have constructed a reality, the smallest element of which – a functional protein or gene – is complex beyond our
own creative capacities, a reality which is the very antithesis of chance, which excels in every sense anything produced by
the intelligence of man?"
Creation science, or let me say the FACT of God's
perfect making of this world, is ESSENTIAL in understanding God is perfect, and thus, Paul's emphasis, on the
preaching of the CROSS, without extra adornments.
|C. I. Scofield
Yes, the Bible, too, shows the perfections of its true author, GOD!
great scholar, C.I. Scofield sets forth a most powerful, cogent, argument for
the divine authorship of the Bible.
Bible is at ONCE, SIXTY-SIX books, and yet truly, ONE BOOK.
From Genesis the Bible bears witness to one God.
Wherever He speaks or acts he is consistent with himself, and with the total revelation concerning Him.
The Bible forms one continuous
story --the story of humanity in relation to God.
The Bible hazards the most unlikely predictions concerning the future,
and, when the centuries have brought round the appointed time, records their fulfillment.
The Bible is a progressive unfolding
Nothing is told
all at once, and once for all. The law is, “First the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain.”
Without the possibility of collusion,
often with centuries between, one writer of Scripture takes up an earlier revelation, adds
to it, lays down the pen,
and in due time another man moved by the
Holy Spirit, and another, and another, add new details till the whole is complete.
From beginning to end the Bible
testifies to one redemption.
The Bible has one great theme--the
Person and work of Christ.
Finally, these writers, some forty
in number, writing through twenty centuries, have produced a perfect harmony of doctrine
in progressive unfolding.
This is, to every candid mind, the
unanswerable proof of the divine inspiration of the Bible.”
We had a happy visit to British Columbia, Canada, some time back, to visit my son, in college
We were invited, while there, to a wonderful meal at one of his church friend's
The guy was a genuine perfectionist.
He showed me his
new motor scooter.
The garage and everything was immaculate.
With his high-tech electronic thermometer he carefully checked several
parts of each hamburger patty to insure proper grilling.
I grimaced inside as he walked us to
our car for our departure.
I had a scratch on one fender of the car which I had
been delaying in getting fixed.
Sure enough he spotted it. I'm sure I read his thoughts of
I shrugged it off, hey, the guy's a perfectionist.
God is the ultimate perfectionist.
Thank God for the Cross of Christ and the
atonement, and for God's cogent and truthful words of the New Testament.
|Canal at Corinth, Greece
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.
it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe?
where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For 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.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek
we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of
God is stronger than men.
ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But 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;
28 And 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:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus,
who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written,
He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
|Canal at Corinth, Greece