Sunday, October 25, 2009

Paul, Jesus and miracles

1 Corinthians 1
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Paul claims that when he preaches , he preaches Christ crucified.

He does not respond to Jewish demands that Christianity be accompanied by miraculous signs.

So did Paul just bite his tongue when he was taunted to explain what sort of miracles proved that this Jesus really was the Christ?

If there had been a resurrection, how could Paul have reacted to Jewish demands for miraculous signs by claiming he was not in the business of preaching about them, he was in the business of preaching the crucifixion?

1 Comments:

Blogger pcraig said...

Isn't Paul's statement there a reflection of Jesus's own reaction to people's demand for "signs"? Look at Matthew 16:1-4.

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