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



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Those who warned the church what was to come were not crying wolf



A county judge in Oregon who refuses to officiate same-sex “weddings” because of his religious identity—and who has now discontinued officiating nuptials of any kind—is under investigation by the State Ethics Board.

Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness to determine whether or not he violated the state Code of Judicial Conduct by declining to perform the ceremony for homosexuals instead of violating his religion.

In Oregon, judges aren’t required to officiate marriage ceremonies at all, and last fall, Day stopped doing so altogether.

Day had only performed marriage ceremonies between a man and a woman since being appointed to the bench in 2011, but when a federal court struck down the state’s ban on homosexual nuptials last July, he soon decided to pull out of the marriage business. He asked his clerks to provide referrals to other judges as he could not participate because of his faith.

Story is here.

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Those Christians that thought the same-sex marriage mandate wasn't a big deal, are beginning to now see the ramifications. It turns out that those who warned the church what was to come were not crying wolf. All this is just the beginning only 2 months out from the Supreme Court decision, when we were assured there would be no impact on religious freedom.

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