To Know Jesus Crucified
By Adolph Saphir
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2).
Jesus Christ crucified is the center, as well as the sum and experience of all our knowledge, preaching and experience. “To know Jesus and Him crucified” is not the minimum of knowledge, but the maximum of knowledge. “To know Jesus and Him crucified” is not to know little, but to know all; in “Jesus and Him crucified” all doctrines, all God’s teachings, and man’s experiences culminate; from “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” all duties, all works, all ministries are to emanate and to be evolved. Here is the hidden, the perfect wisdom of God. No doctrine is seen clearly and truly unless it leads to the Cross; no work is God-pleasing, no experience or attainment genuine and vital, unless it has its source, root and strength in the Cross; no waiting for the Second Coming is healthy and purifying unless it is called forth by the contemplation of the great God and Savior, who gave Himself for us, and redeemed us from all iniquity.