1 Corinthians 2:1-5 points to the Apostle Paul’s presentation of the Gospel to the Greeks of his day. He did not go with eloquent words, but he focused on Jesus Christ, the one way of salvation. King David, in Psalm 12, points out that “the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak” (vs. 1b-2).
Now, all can agree that Paul’s methods changed based upon each group of individuals he addressed. He was, after all, “all things to all men” (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).