Paul contrasts why one group of people sees the gospel as foolishness and why some see it as the power of God.
The Creative All-conditioning Word
Christ establishes his new covenant community, where fellowship, communication and the meaning of all things is in and through the Word of life.
The All-Personal Word
Because of our moral rebellion against God, since the Fall, men and women have sought to establish their own word, their own truth outside of God.
The Word of Life and Light
The nonbeliever must deny the infallible God in order to remain his own god, defining right and wrong and truth from falsehood for himself.
The Problem of Evil
Can we have a God who is wholly good and all-powerful, and yet allows evil to exist?