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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Some Christians are more comfortable being in the church than they are being the Church

These are two things that have to change, especially when it come to discipling youth, according to a director for a national outreach organization that focuses on reaching young people on their turf and in their culture.

But not all Christians are up for the task, she warned, because "some of the Church is sleeping."

"Some of the Church enjoys being in the church rather than being the Church. Just like to be in there, like everyday. … 'I'm a be in Bible study on Monday, small group on Tuesday and Women's Group on Wednesday …' So we are in church every single day."

"I'm kind of confused how we can be light to light," said Haddad. "I'm trying to figure that out, and how we can be salt to salt. That's just not gonna work."

Christians are called "to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to move out and be light to darkness and be salt to the Earth. But unfortunately, some are sleeping," she added.

The Young Life director went on to share statistics about the divorce rate in the U.S., the number of suicides annually, the number of people living in poverty, and the number of people forced into labor and sex trafficking — all devastating figures. "And some of the Church is sleeping? We can't even be awake?" she asked.

That's when Haddad turned to the subject of service and sacrifice, and how some Christians tend to avoid the latter, which she insisted was a pivotal aspect of discipleship.

Story is here.

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