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1 Corinthians 1:18-21,3:18-20,2:5-7

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 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing; but to us who are being saved the cross is the power of God.5 [Those who take up the inward cross of self-denial quickly experience the power of God to begin freeing them from sin. From the Word of the Lord within: "With the true gospel there is ample proof along the way. There are many that deny the cross and all that is necessary. He who is not on the cross is not worthy of me. The purpose of this website is to teach you how to carry your cross. Every man that comes, must come through the cross;—I say every man!"]

 19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the intelligent."

 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. [The wise of the world, including Christianity, considers the message and hope of the true gospel attained by repentance while bearing the cross to be foolishness, superfluous, and useless; the wise of the world are perishing.]

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 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, so that he may be wise.

 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He traps the wise in their own craftiness."

 20 And again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain."

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 5 So that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. [To have faith in the power of God, you must have that power revealed to you, shown to you, so that you experience and taste the power of the world to come. Faith must be revealed to a man by Jesus himself .]

 6 However we speak wisdom in those who are perfect;1 yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world who come to nothing.

 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory;

Colossians 1:27

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 27 To whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery in the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;5 [There are five stages of Christ being formed within you; see The Mystery, Christ in You for the detailed understanding. In his sermon early Quaker Stephen Crisp, who dwelled in the kingdom, testified that in one day under the government of Christ, (in the kingdom), one has more joy, pleasure, and delight than a thousand days outside it.]

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