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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Should Christians Own Weapons?

I respect Christians who do not believe that arming oneself is appropriate. But with the world spiraling out of control, crime spiking, and terrorism rearing its' ugly head in the West, many Christians may increasingly choose to acquire a weapon - especially the vulnerable (elderly, young women living alone, etc.) and those charged with responsibility for others (i.e., a father, husband, parent or guardian.)

If you are going to acquire a firearm, you have the moral and legal responsibility to know not just basic firearms safety and weapon manipulation, but the applicable laws of your state regarding using that weapon. You also have the responsibility to keep the weapon secure at all times when not on your person (i.e., a gunsafe, trigger lock, etc.)

Can firearms protect the law-abiding? Absolutely.
  • Read here about an elderly homeowner in his late 70’s who was forced to open fire on a home intruder.
  • Or here about a 75-year-old woman who is thankful she had the means to defend herself and her family from a violent assault when a pair of violent armed robbers broke into her home.
  • Or here about a resident forced to defend himself against a knife-wielding intruder.

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