Friday, November 12, 2010

The troops are not amused.

A gem from Robert Capon:

As any preacher who seriously preaches the Gospel of grace can tell you, the troops are not amused by the prospect of absolutely free salvation. The first instinct of most Christians, after they have smiled indulgently at the preacher’s charmingly easygoing concept of salvation, is to nail him to the wall for knocking the props out from under divine retribution for nasty deeds. They do not want grace, they want law.

From Kingdom, Grace, Judgment by Robert Farrar Capon.

2 comments:

Rev. Jon J. Sollberger said...

Indeed. One observes this tragic truth - that the fallen nature wants not life, but rather glory - and one wonders all the more at God's long-suffering love, His Grace... Kyrie Eleison.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

It's my neighbors' nasty needs (not my own!) for which I want divine retribution. Hardly a Christian attitude, is it?

Kyrie, eleison.