a scandal and stupidity
My religion professor concluded that Calvin and Luther were wrong about humans having to place their trust in Christ. It was Jesus' faith in God that pardons everyone, not a choice which we make. Jesus was a good exemplary man and we should try to emulate his life and faith, but in the end he died.
He then went on to mention how Pauls says he 'dies daily with Christ' for a belief which according to 1 Corinthians 1: 23 is "a stumbling block (a scandal!) to Jews, and foolishnes (stupidity!) to Gentiles".
I couldnt have said it any better myself. This was one of those rare gems of doctrine coming from that class that was right on target.