1 Corinthians 2
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or
of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.||
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
"I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ."
If you are to be a good Christian you must try to know nothing (except for Jesus, of course).
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of
this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:||
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which
God ordained before the world unto our glory:||
Which none of the
princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory.||
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him.||
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth
all things, yea, the deep things of God.||
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is
in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.||
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is
of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.||
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are
(2:15) "He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."|
Christians can judge everything and everybody, but no non-Christian can judge them.
To judge or not to judge
But he that is
spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we
have the mind of Christ.