A Comparison Between 1 Corinthians 1:23 and Acts 3:12-15

A comparison between 1 Corinthians 1:23 and Acts 3:12-15 demonstrates to the Church two completely separate views of Christ’s crucifixion:

  1. Christ being put to death is a central part of the Gospel for today.
    1. The apostle Paul glories in the cross of Christ (Gal 6:14).
    2. Part of the gospel that saves us is that Christ died for our sins.
  2. What Peter preached at Pentecost is not “glorying” in the cross of Christ.
    1. Peter preaches a murder indictment against the nation Israel.
    2. The message Peter preached about the cross was an accusation of ignorance (Acts 3:17) and a shame to Israel.
  3. Peter is preaching a tragedy and Paul is preaching a triumph. These are two totally separate messages and indicate two totally different programs.


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