(I also baptized the household of Stephanas ◆; besides them, I don’t know whether I baptized any other.)
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Good News—not in wisdom of words, so that the cross of Christ wouldn’t be made void.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”
Where is the wise?
Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn’t God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn’t know God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.