Evangelist Reinhardt Bonnke writes:
The apostles never modified the gospel to avoid offending people and to match accepted ideas of the day. Nor did they take the bits of the gospel that people liked and preach those only. They preached an uncompromising, full-blooded truth. There really was such a thing as the offence of the Cross. The Cross is an ultimatum, a call to rebels to lay down their arms. God does not adapt to human opinion nor consult with the corrupted minds of sinful men. Paul did not enter into dialogue to find some common ground of “interfaith”- agreement. There was no agreement. The Cross of Christ stood out starkly against the sky for Greeks and Jews alike. “Hallelujah for the cross…it shall never suffer loss.” God bless you.