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You are dead…

Coming Home

We are dead and our lives are hid with Christ in God.

Dead.

Out of the causal nexus for good.

Dead.

Not on trial.

Dead.

Out of the judicial process altogether. Not indicted, not prosecuted, not bound over, not found guilty.

Just dead.

And the lovely thing of it is that we were dead even before they came to get us. We have beaten the system.

In Christ, we have cheated the cosmos and slipped the bonds of every necessity the Old Party will ever wave in front of us.

There is therefore now no condemnation. It doesn’t matter what the universe thinks. It doesn’t even matter what God thinks, because he has said he isn’t going to think about it anymore.

All he thinks now is Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; and Jesus now is all your life. You are, therefore, free…

~ Robert Farrar Capon

Robert Capon Retreat [Part 1]
The Shelter Island Retreat which took place on April 3, 2004 at St Mary´s Episcopal Church on Shelter Island, Robert´s home parish. This is the first of thre…

Robert Capon Retreat [Part 2]
The Shelter Island Retreat which took place on April 3, 2004 at St Mary´s Episcopal Church on Shelter Island, Robert´s home parish. This is the second of thr…

Robert Capon Retreat [Part 3]
The Shelter Island Retreat which took place on April 3, 2004 at St Mary´s Episcopal Church on Shelter Island, Robert´s home parish. This is the third of thre…

 

The Mystery of Christ . . . and Why We Don’t Get It
by: Mr. Robert Farrar Capon
publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., published: 1993-10-19
ASIN: 0802801218
EAN: 9780802801210
sales rank: 455010
price: $13.30 (new), $4.94 (used)

Capon uses a variety of exchanges to drive home his point that salvation can be achieved not just through faith, but by active works. Along the way, he explores guilt, forgiveness, love, anger, romance, grief, spiritual contentment, the Incarnation, reincarnation, resurrection, and more–managing, in the process, to make salvation something fresh and new.

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