Our ‘Moronic’ Gospel


David Ettinger

Startling Title
I know the title of this blog is somewhat startling, but I can defend it and demonstrate how this is exactly what unbelievers think of the Gospel message.

Where We Find It
The word “moron” – in its Greek form – is biblical. It is found in 1 Corinthians 1:18 where the apostle Paul writes: “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.”

This is a familiar verse to many
Christians, but I submit to you that the English word “foolishness” is not
strong enough to convey Paul’s intended meaning.

The English “foolishness” comes
from the Greek moria, from which
comes the more impactful English word “moronic.” Moria can also be translated as “folly,” “absurdity,” “stupidity,”
and “senselessness.” With this in mind, we can translate the…

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