Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Warning Not To Toy With 'Sola Scriptura'

In 2006, Trevin Wax posted two interviews: one with an evangelical who left for Eastern Orthodoxy, and another individual who left Eastern Orthodoxy for evangelicalism. The two interviews are quite informative and worth reading. He then posts a comparison, contrasting the two expressions of faith.

Trevin correctly identifies the reformation doctrine of "sola scriptura" as the principal dividing line between Evangelicals and adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy.

Theron’s testimony should serve as a warning to Baptists who toy with the doctrine of sola Scriptura. Without Scripture as the final authority, Theron is right. One has to find another authority. Unfortunately, most of the people that reject sola Scriptura do not find their authority in the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church. They prop themselves up as the authority and head down the road of Protestant Liberalism. When sola Scriptura goes, it’s a “fast track” in most cases to liberalism.

Full post is here.

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