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Old 03-28-2018, 05:08 AM
John Isbell John Isbell is online now
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Default Cheap Grace

Cheap Grace

I'd beg for some forgiveness,
but begging's not my business

Squeeze, "Up the Junction"


Cheap grace visits Herod in his glory,
and he remembers Salome. He does
not feel too bad about things, and he sleeps
the sleep of babes. For thus theology
explains forgiveness. When Nebuchadnezzar
is eating grass, his throne seems far away
and unapproachable. Why did he quit
that elevation? Was there no cheap grace
to be had from the faithful? Could he not,
like any man, enjoy himself? The mighty
are not like you and me. I wrote a book
about their faith, so go ahead and buy it.
In it, I speak of grace. I speak of how
the spirit is uncompromised by sin
we might feel bad about. How as a Christian,
I preach forgiveness for the folks who vote
as I do, not for those who don’t. So please
distinguish faith from doubt. And if you see
me on TV amid the sinners, well,
such is our struggle, when we speak of grace.

28.iii.2018

Update: there's a new book out by the head of the Christian Broadcasting Network called The Faith of Donald Trump.

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