“God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe” (I Cor 1:21 NIV). Men are not saved by foolish preaching, but by the message about Christ that is preached. It is the gospel “by which we are saved” (I Cor 15:1-2). People may regard preaching the gospel as foolishness, but the Bible says “the foolishness of God is wiser than men” (I Cor 1:25). Jesus announced in His last words on earth: “Go into all the world and preach the good news (the gospel) to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16). The disciples went out from Jerusalem and preached ‘repentance and remission of sins in his name among all nations” (Lk 24:46- 47). Preaching is part of God’s plan. After the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the apostles lifted up their voices so the multitude could “hear these words” (Acts 2:14, 22). Peter concluded, “God has made this same Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ” (vs 36). When they heard this, they asked, “What shall we do?” The answer: “Repent and be baptized (immersed) … for the remission of sins” (vs 38). Also see Acts 14:22, 20:7; Rom 1:7-16; I Tim 4:1-5.