John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 1:18

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 1:18

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1Co 1:18. Μωρία, folly) and offence. See, immediately after, its antithesis, power. There are two steps in salvation, Wisdom and Power. In the case of them that perish, when the first step is taken away, the second [also] is taken away; in the case of the blessed, the second presupposes the first.-σωζομένοις, to them, that are being saved) The Present tense is used, as in the phrase, to them that perish. He, who has begun to hear the Gospel is considered neither as lost, nor as saved, but is at the point, where the two roads meet, and now he either is perishing, or is being saved.-δύναμις, the power) and wisdom, so also, ch. 1Co 2:5.