The gospel message is the most impressive message we have ever heard, impressive by the fact that it is not a message for a specific mass, nor for a race or a special social entity, rather, it is a message for all afflicted, for all colors, for the rich and the poor, it is the only transforming message that exists on earth, the only message that transforms a miserable person into a different person.The Bible says:
18 For 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.
19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
1 Corinthians 1:18-19
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, that is, a message like this, that tells you that the death of a man on the cross is capable of saving millions of people from hell. The word of the cross is foolishness because a man who was greatly hated, trampled, spat, was able to pronounce the sublime words: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. The message of the cross is a great message where the unjust one is made righteous, where the guilty party passes as innocent. This is crazy.
But to those who are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. The gospel is God’s power for us, because when we were dead in our crimes and sins it was the only message that gathered us from the mud, that transformed us and that freed us from the bondage of sin.