Makes Me Tipsy Just Thinking About It


Church sign spotted near my neighborhood:

Salvation is a helmet, not a nightcap.

Hmm. Sure it’s cute and all, but I’m not certain what to make of this one. But let’s have a thought experiment: if salvation were a cocktail before bedtime, what kind of cocktail would it be?


6 Responses to “Makes Me Tipsy Just Thinking About It”

  1. frankenc Says:

    Salvation is definitely strong whiskey.

  2. davidbryant Says:

    I was thinking of something with new wine in it. I got my first drink in 1988, and it’s been the best stuff ever since.

  3. ubergoober Says:

    The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace–of bottle after bottle of pure distillate 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 the case.

    Robert Capon

  4. davidbryant Says:


  5. Al Says:

    Rob – That is Everclear!

    Great quote

    al sends

  6. turretinfan Says:

    Grasshopper (or any similar high-milk-content cocktail) for its soporific qualities.

    Psalm 127:2 “he giveth his beloved sleep”

    Matthew 11:28 “I will give you rest”

    Hebrews 4:11 “Let us labour … to enter into that rest”

    It is true rest knowing that our salvation is monergistically the Lord’s work, not our own.


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