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I’m Dead

15 Jul

I posted this on Facebook during my blog break, but wanted to post it here as well.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this quotation from theologian Robert Capon:

“Jesus came to raise the dead. He did not come to teach the teachable; He did not come to improve the improvable; He did not come to reform the reformable. None of those things works. Jesus taught His disciples for three years. They never caught on to very much at all. God has been teaching the world for a millennia. The world hasn’t done anything much about it. The tragedies go on. The lies go on. The nonsense goes on. The twaddle goes on. All the things that are wrong with the world go on. They are not amenable to talk. They are only amenable to action and, therefore, Jesus came to raise the dead — meaning by deadness, you in your deadness, the Pharisee in his deadness and the tax collector in his deadness.”

Thoughts?

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Posted by on July 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “I’m Dead

  1. John

    July 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    <p>Christianity is about the unconditional resurrection of the dead in Christ. Full stop. All the rest is superfluous and speculative.</p>

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