In 1Cor 2, what "things" are mentioned? There's only one
Originally Posted by dan p
1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
wisdom in a mystery -Christ crucified -buried and raised (the power to deliver from sinning-1Co 1:18 .....the preaching of the cross to us which are saved is the power of God.) (what God has given (prepared) us)
Do you understand these? Did you when you got saved? What does this say?
1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:
ESV: 1Co 2:6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom
Did the apostles speak this wisdom to the unregenerate? Or did they speak the wisdom that is in the mystery to Christians?
When it says
1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The point is that no one knew the wisdom that was in the mystery at that time because it was hidden, not that they could not if it had been revealed. If the mystery had been revealed at that time they would not have crucified Jesus.
Look at the context of "things of the Spirit" that God has already done. Not will do in the future.
Isa 64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Isa 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
ESV: Isa 64:3 When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
Isa 64:4 From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.
Paul is saying, God did in Christ what no one looked for. Christ crucified -buried and raised. Why would Paul quote that and mean the future?
Where is repentance in the context? Don't read repentance into "things of the Spirit". Paul is making a point here and it's not that the unregenerate cannot change there mind about the living God because we know man can because man is commanded to. The church at Corinth has a problem. They are putting too much into man and forgetting who and what message changed them (1Co 1:26-31). That God did all things in Christ and they did not look for it (1Co 2:9, Isa 64:3-4) . Why do they now look at men (1Cor 3-4)? This theme runs from chapters 1-4.