It’s quite simple. Paul wanted to stay clear of that.
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the Cross of Christ be emptied of its power” (1 Cor 1:17).
The power of the cross works independently of human capabilities. The cross may appear to be an image of weakness, tragedy, and loss. But it is infused with the power of the Holy Spirit.
But when you try to support it with human elements of eloquence and a plethora of words, you will certainly empty it of its power.
Stand back. Reduce your words. Don’t “spice it up” for effect. Observe the power of the Cross working in amazing ways.
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