"For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." "For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." I Corinthians
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16
It is the cross of Jesus Christ that empowered me to a new life in God. It is a simple truth with a complex eternal dimension. That is how I was freed from 30 years of homosexuality. The world stays bound in sin and degradation because they cannot receive the gift of God: the cross and Jesus Christ crucified. So be it. It is a choice. I made that choice and I am free.