Some Good Quotes by Robert Farrar Capon


Grace doesn’t sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“Both heaven and hell are populated entirely and only by forgiven sinners. Hell is just a courtesy for those who insist they want no part of forgiveness.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“Jesus obviously does not answer many questions from you or me. Which is why apologetics is always such a questionable enterprise. Jesus just doesn’t argue.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Parables of Judgement

 

“The reason for not going out and sinning all you like is the same as the reason for not going out and putting your nose in a slicing machine: it’s dumb, stupid, and no fun.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“It cannot be said too often that in the New Testament, the opposite of sin is not virtue, it is faith.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“Heaven is populated entirely by forgiven sinners, not by spiritual and moral aces” 

― Robert Farrar Capon

 

“People converted by fear-mongering are people converted from evil, not to the truth.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

If you take the view that one of the chief objects in life is to remain in loving relationships with other people, straight-line power becomes useless.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

Grace doesn’t sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line. The world of winners will buy case lots of moral advice, grosses of guilt-edged prohibitions, skids of self-improvement techniques, and whole truckloads of transcendental hot air. But it will not buy free forgiveness because that threatens to let the riffraff into the Supper of the Lamb.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News ofJesus into the bad news ofreligion.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

 

“One real thing is closer to God than all the diagrams in the world.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection

 

“God in Jesus didn’t prevent sinners from sinning, he went around forgiving them right and left.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Light Theology and Heavy Cream: The Culinary Adventures of Pietro and Madeline

 

“While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He has taken the cleanup entirely into his own hands. He has just gone and done it without waiting for us; and he invites us simply to trust that he has it all accomplished for us in Jesus—and to proclaim that trust by acting as if we really believed it.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Light Theology and Heavy Cream: The Culinary Adventures of Pietro and Madeline

 

“Adultery can indeed be pleasant, and tying one on can amuse. But betrayal, jealousy, love grown cold, and the gray dawn of the morning after are nobody’s idea of a good time.” 

― Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

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