The Crucifix reminds us not only of God's power, but also His love for us - giving His only begotten Son up for suffering and death. One other passage to keep in mind is Galatians 3:1, "O foolish Galatians!Also, here in this life we do not share so much in the glory of the Resurrection, as we do in the suffering of Jesus on the cross; after all, we must take up our cross daily if we are to follow Jesus, as it says in Lk . Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? Jesus was publicly portrayed, before their "eyes", as being crucified.But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.Paul says, "..we preach Christ crucified..." Why does Paul preach Christ crucified?Doesn't he know Jesus has been raised from the dead? But, he knows that it is through the power of the crucified Christ on the cross that the bonds of sin and death are broken.
Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Because if we are sincere in our desire to share the truth with others..share Jesus Christ with others..Jesus will find a way to make something good come out of even our mistakes.As Paul says in verse 24, Christ crucified is the "power of God".1 Cor 2:2, "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Again, didn't Paul know that Jesus had risen from the dead? Paul preaches Christ crucified because an empty cross has no power.Simply respond, "I don't know, but I will find out and get back to you." Then find out and get back to them. If you keep these things in mind, you have started down the road to being a very effective apologist for the Catholic Faith.Back to top If you want to call yourself Catholic, but you want to pick and choose for yourself which of the Church's teachings to accept and which to reject, you give everyone else who calls themselves Catholic the right to do the same thing.