1 Corinthians 2.1-6 – Predestination and the wisdom which comes from God alone.
Posted: 3 August 2013 in 1 Corinthians

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

The above passage is as good a statement as any, as to why predestination must be true. Worldly wisdom can indeed not lead us to God. No process of rational deduction can lead somebody into submission to the wisdom which is to be found in the Bible, and which comes from God alone. Furthermore, if no reasoning can lead men to conclude that the Bible is the inspired word of God, then they must be brought to this realisation in some other way. Which is as much to say that they must have their ears opened to an unworldly wisdom through the action of the Holy Spirit.

But it is just a matter of common observation that, whilst some men do have their ears opened by the Holy Spirit, and they do hear a wisdom which no man could discover for himself, it is the good pleasure of God that others do not.

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