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"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 1:18

(I found this from C. S. Lewis)
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?... Of course I could have given up my idea of . . .

"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 1:18

(I found this from C. S. Lewis)
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?... Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too--for the argument depended on saying the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus, in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist - in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless - I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality - namely my idea of justice - was full of sense. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never have known it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
 
Christian friends, Paul said that "wisdom of this age" cannot grasp the mystery that is God's plan of salvation. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can understand the "foolishness" of the cross.
 
      When I survey the wondrous cross
      On which the Prince of Glory died,
      My richest gain I count but loss
      And pour contempt on all my pride.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - The cross reveals man's sin at its worst and God's love at its best. 

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