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



Sunday, September 6, 2015

"The results of what happens when we have a culture of squishy pseudo-Christians raised to fear man more than God"



CalvinDude expressed the obvious back in March 2015 ...

With all this complete and utter nonsense erupting over the religious freedom law in Indiana, where liberals are literally arguing right now that we should give Iran a nuclear weapon despite the fact that they execute gays but that we should put sanctions on Indiana because someone might not bake a cake, we are seeing the results of what happens when we have a culture of squishy pseudo-Christians raised to fear man more than God. Of course, even that statement is going to be misinterpreted, but so be it. The only part I will clarify is that there are still a lot of genuine Christians in the midst of this decay; God always preserves a remnant.

But anyone who doesn’t think we live in a post-Christian society where it’s going to actually cost you to affirm basic tenants of Christian faith now is not paying attention at all. Despite the fact that religion is actually mentioned in the First Amendment, whereas gay sex is mentioned exactly nowhere in the Constitution, it is obvious that the cultural shift has already been finalized.

.... When most fear man more than God, those who remain will have an even deeper relationship with Him, a more rewarding relationship, and a richer spiritual life.

I am longing for that rebirth now. To not listen to people who have the Name of Christ on their lips but whose hearts are in the gutter. Christians are in a spiritual war with the world, because the world is fleshly. It loves darkness and will not come into the light for fear its deeds will be exposed. And sadly, too many of us have grown lax and decided that it’s not really a battle. We can lay down and think we have embraced both God and mammon.

Editorial is here.

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He is correct in his observations on political activism. We must never confuse that activity with being a witness of the true light. When the church fails to publicly proclaim unpopular truth amidst the culture in which it is embedded (i.e., see here), the die is cast for the inevitable result.

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