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, August 5, 2016

John Piper On Satan & Sodomy

John Piper pulls no punches in his powerful article here entitled "Satan and Sodomy, Understated and Inflammatory Words". It's a much-needed message to the church and must-reading in entirety.

The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.

... If someone should wonder why I would use language like that in the present cultural milieu, the answer is that I think it is an abdication of truth and love to participate in the destigmatization of a practice that is more lethal than death.

... What destroys people is not same-sex attraction, but the lie that same-sex copulation is delightful, and not deadly.

... He (Satan) is a murderer. And his main weapon is deception. Sexuality is one of his main killing fields. And on those fields “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against . . . the cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12). The carnage that Satan is causing is literally indescribable. Therefore, we must search for words to describe the horrors of the tragedy around us. For it is flaming with destruction worse than any inflammatory words can express.

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