Robert Farrar Capon (1925-2013)

The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof Grace–bottle after bottle of pure distilate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly. The word of the Gospel–after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps–suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started…

Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, nor the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into it. read more here

#Oct7Proclaim

#oct7proclaim /// As a christian pastor I would like to encourage my fellow non-native friends to consider that all through the scriptures God is a covenant keeping God.

250 years ago a covenant was made by our forefathers and the First-peoples of this land. I believe this covenant was made before God and is sacred. Today this covenantal Treaty forms part of the spiritual foundation of our nation.

How can we expect God, as our Father & as our Creator, to bless us as a people if we don’t honour this covenant?

#oct7proclaim & #IdleNoMore are not merely about politics. They are about honour, integrity, and the very treaty-covenants that our ancestors made.

I believe honouring #oct7proclaim is key to the prophetic release of 2 Chronicles 7:14 ///

God’s promise is that He will heal our land.

I believe that part of the call to both “humble repentance and prayer” here in these verses must include true repentance for how the church in Canada has treated our First Nation sisters & brothers…

Calling on our government to honour the treaties is a key first step..

“We are all Treaty-people”

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Leave It There

Leave It There
written by Charles A. Tindley in 1916

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Refrain

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Refrain

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Refrain

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care;
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Refrain

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