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



Monday, October 5, 2015

ACLU Claims Use of ‘God Bless You’, Prayer Request Boxes at Louisiana High School Are Illegal



Determined to remove every last vestige of God from the public square, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding that a Louisiana school stop allowing students to place prayer request boxes on campus and that its principal stop mentioning God on the school website.

Story is here.

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Until/unless Christians begin exercising their God-given mandate to share the gospel regardless of consequence, the situation will only get worse. When the enemy sees effective silencing as the fruit of his efforts, the pressure will only increase.

When the apostles refused the authorities direction to cease the proclamation of the gospel in the early church (Acts 4:18-20), two things happened:

  1. Persecution of the church intensified (Acts 5:33-40; 7:54-8:1; etc.)
  2. The gospel exploded across the ancient world.

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