Then, it was an outlandish and unheard-of doctrine…

And they laughed and said it would never last. Surely no one could be foolish enough to believe that that man was the Son of God!

“Threaten them with death and they’ll give up their crazy views in a heartbeat,” they said.

But it made no difference to the most insane and foolish ones – the genuine believers. They continued to spread hope and comfort among the broken, and more people joined them. It was the most sane and wise who chose compromise, and therefore brought more pain through their betrayal.

Now, in the West, it is outdated and altogether too widely known…

They admit that Christianity shows some glimpses of merit – thanks to the dedication of the insane – but on the whole it must be rejected – because of the harmful actions of the compromised. Inevitably, hypocrites will always hate other hypocrites.

“Do unto others what you would have them do to you.” “Judge not.” They extract what they want for their own personal philosophy and the rest of the carcass must be disposed of.

But, to everyone’s astonishment, it simply won’t be disposed of.

The legacy of this insane, outdated doctrine lives on because its Maker lives on.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:25-31 ESV

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