The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.
It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.
I Co 1:18
Much truth can only be understood when coupled with faith. There are some things that can only be embraced in the light of personal transformation. Your kingdom is offensive to the unredeemed mind. Convert me completely so that I can see the world with your love. The lens of self-interests will always be blinders that prevent me from seeing with clarity.