Excerpts taken and adapted from, “Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.”
Written by John Jenkins. A Sermon preached after his Installation to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1853.
“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”
–1 Corinthians 2:2
If a simple literary student of the New Testament should read this determination without knowing which of the apostles was its author, he might suspect any one of them rather than Paul. To him, it would sound more like the utterance of an unlettered fisherman, than that of a finished scholar; a scholar whose privilege it had been to sit at the feet of Gamaliel. It would puzzle him to know why a man of letters and of taste, a man of more than usual intellectual eminence, and who was thoroughly versed in the various systems of philosophy, should have come to so…
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