A Jew died on a cross. It looked like foolishness. It looked like politics had won. It looked like false religion had won, but God said, “No.” “I’m behind this all and I made a  just sacrifice, a just payment for sin. My Son, who knew no sin, became sin for you that you might receive the gift of righteousness.” The difference for us between perishing and being saved is a simple choice. Say, “Jesus Christ, I know I’ll face You one day. I'm a sinner but You died for me. Thanks for forgiving me!” and you'll be saved forever. Most elite intellectuals will think you're a fool. The powerful players in politics will say you're naive, but it's God the Father who decides who gets it right in the end. In 1 Corinthians 1:18-34 the Apostle Paul called the centrality of Christ's cross foolishness to those who are perishing. I'd rather be called a fool because I'm bowing before the cross and trusting in the resurrection than standing with all the supposedly wise who think they can find salvation in worshiping their own contrived identity. As you watch the Rio Olympics, I want you to know that I'm with the group that worships and praises that "Fool on the Hill" forever.

 

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