Worldly Wisdom in Modern Christian Apologetics and I Corinthians 1-3
What I am not saying is that 'reason' is useless in preaching the gospel. God is a rational being and He created us to be rational beings. I am also not saying that every part of Scripture and Theology are equally simple. I can attest that Hebrew and Greek exegesis involve issues like textual criticism, syntax, morphology, literary devices, a theology of hermeneutics (interpretive paradigm) and much more. These things can be difficult and complex. However, the basic manner in which God saves souls and propagates the gospel is not complex and Scripture testifies to this in more than one place. Scripture was not written for the philosopher, the lawyer, or the debater, or even the academician in order to provide fodder for debate. It was written for the Christian community so that it could work to transform us into the image of Christ. If we miss that, well then, we are missing everything and in our attempt to attain a most impressive intellectual prowess, I would suggest that we have become fools.