Thursday, June 7, 2012

Many are called but few party

"What then do I make of, 'Many are called but few are chosen'? Just this. The sad truth of our fallen condition is that we don't want anything to do with a system of salvation that works by grace through faith. We want our merits, sleazy though they may be, rewarded--and we want everyone else's obviously raunchy behavior punished. We are like pitiful little bargain-hunters going to a used-car lot with $265 worth of hard-earned cash in our pockets and looking for the ultimate transport of delight. But just as we are about to give up and go away, the salesman comes up to us with a smile on his face. 'You really want a car?' he whispers in our ear. 'Come around to the back of the lot. Have I got a deal for you!' And back there, gleaming in the sun is a brand-new Porsche. 'It's yours for free,' he says. 'The boss just likes you; here are the keys.'
Many are called: there is no one in the whole world, good, bad, or indifferent, who isn't walked around to the back of the lot by the divine Salesman and offered heaven for nothing. But few are chosen: because you know what most of us do? First thing--before we so much as let ourselves sink into the leather upholstery or listen to the engine purr--we get suspicious. We walk around the car and kick the tires. We slam the doors. We jump up and down on the bumpers to test the shocks. And then, even if we do decide to take it, we start right in worrying about the warranty, fussing about the cost of insuring a sports car, and even--God help us--fuming about whether, if our no-good neighbor came in here, hemight be offered a Roles Royce Silver Cloud. But God doesn't help us--at least not with all that tough-customer routine. He just sits up there in the front office and remains Mr. Giveaway, the Mad Dog Tyson of Parousia Motors, the Crazy Eddie of Eternity whose prices are insane. He gives heaven to absolutely everybody: nothing down, no interest, no payments. And he makes hell absolutely unnecessary for anybody. The only catch is, you have to be as crazy as God to take the deal, because your every instinct will be to distrust such a cockamamy arrangement. You have to be willing to believe in an operation that would put any respectable God out of the deity business.
Which, nicely enough, lands us right back at the parable: a king who throws parties any other king would be ashamed of, representing a God who refuses to act like one; and a hell only for idiots who insist on being serious."
-Robert Farrar Capon

Saturday, May 26, 2012


We celebrate an innocence that pre-dates Adam’s fall! We have allowed an illegitimate sin-consciousness to prevail in our theologies and worship! The prodigal son’s Father had no reference or remembrance of past sins; imagine how that would spoil the party!
(Note on 2 Tim 1:3 The Mirror) -
Francois Du Toit

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Contests cancelled

"God has arranged for salvation on the basis of no contests at all: not in singing, not in cooking, not in starving.......we commemorate the cancellation of such eternal gong shows." Robert Farrar Capon

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Probably should call this page Robert Capon quotes ha, here is another one from his book:'Light theology and heavy cream':"Repentance is not a work done antecedent to salvation; it's a response subsequent to a free and irrevocable gift of salvation already given." -Robert Farrar Capon

Friday, April 20, 2012

New person altogether

This means that our knowledge of men can no longer be based on their outward lives (indeed, even though we knew Christ as a man we do not know him like that any longer). For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether - the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God's doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ; and he has made us agents of the reconciliation. God was in Christ personally reconciling the world to himself - not counting their sins against them - and has commissioned us with the message of reconciliation. We are now Christ's ambassadors, as though God were appealing direct to you through us. As his personal representatives we say, "Make your peace with God." For God caused Christ, who himself knew nothing of sin, actually to be sin for our sakes, so that in Christ we might be made good with the goodness of God.

J.B Phillips Translation 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Extended Everlasting Party

Our daily life is now the extension of the Passover celebration; feasting on sustained innocence! The old sin conscious-system, the leaven-mindset, (always anticipating and tolerating sin) is replaced with an understanding of our unleavened innocence.......
1 Corinthians 5:8 Mirror

Goodness me, the fun of unearned innocence that was freely given to us ALL as a free gift. Leaping like a lamb, frolicking, playing in sustained innocence: we don't have to do anything to maintain the goodness. Playgrounds like leper colonies, pubs, jails, hospitals, dumps, streets or anywhere else your imagination can dream up will not make you any less/more innocent. All are Innocent already, before the foundation of the world. God saw you that far off ! (with reference to how far off the party-good-Father saw the innocent-son in the so called "prodigal son" parable{not sure about that name it is more about the goodness of the Father for me}) The goodness-happy-party-playful -Daddy saw you that far off and saw that you were GOOD. A big party has been thrown already and continues happily feasting on never ending innocence (The best wine and lamb was freely given already: Jesus).

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