God in His wisdom made it impossible for man to reach Him in their own pursuit of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:21 says, “since in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” All of us that come to Christ are forced to humble ourselves and put our faith in the cross of Christ alone; we didn’t come to God by attaining wisdom and special knowledge. New Age and many other religions acknowledge Christ, but it’s not the true Christ since they don’t come to Him by the cross alone. 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” The Gospel is so beautiful; I had no power to save myself, and I had nothing to even contribute in the process; God did it all by sending Jesus Christ His Son. In every religion, people try to achieve something through their works and wisdom, but in Christ, we must come to the end ourselves and say “I can do nothing to save myself, but I will believe in the complete and fulfilled work of Christ.”
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan