Vernon Jenkins wrote:
> I concede that my statement, "I therefore suggest that in 1Cor.1:19 Paul
> is speaking of what _must_ eventually occur on earth _because of the
> cross_.", is an incomplete rendering of the verse. Because the
> Apostle's words are here addressed to a particular body of believers it
> follows that the 'ever present truth' - propagated through preaching -
> viz that Christ and his gospel have overcome the 'wisdom of the world' -
> was information that could only have been apprehended by the
> _spiritually discerning_ . In other words, the unbeliever must
> necessarily remain forever ignorant of the fact that the 'wisdom of the
> wise' _in this sense_ has been destroyed. That is why I look to at
> least one further stage in the complete fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy
> - believing the failure of worldly wisdom is destined to be witnessed
> and acknowledged by all mankind.
> I'm not sure what to make of your closing sentence. How about the
> 'wisdom' of subjecting God's revelation to the demands of a doctrine
> which has captivated and inspired those atheistic monsters of recent
> history, Hitler and Stalin?
I know of a man who rejected the theory of evolution & today is in
prison for robbing a liquor store!
In a more serious vein, my closing sentence will be clearer if you
read my article in Perspectives that I referred to earlier, as well as to a
number of other publications.
> One gathers that the evidences for evolution
> must indeed be overwhelming! I am therefore interested to know which of
> these you consider to be the most compelling.
> Again, speaking of God's 'fingerprints', what is now your considered
> opinion regarding the explosive package of numerics that inhabits the
> Hebrew of Genesis 1:1? In my view they have much to tell us about the
> character of God, of his _modus operandi_ , and more (leading even to
> the destruction of the wisdom of the wise!?) - hard information we can
> hardly afford to spurn in these hazardous days!
We have already established that the destruction of the wisdom of
the wise takes place through the crucified Christ. I suggest that
concentration on the cross and its implications will be far more profitable
than any numerics.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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