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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This Is The End-Game When One Creates Their Own Truth

Before kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, Brian David Mitchell was arrested at age 16 for allegedly exposing himself to an 8-year-old girl. Mitchell's second wife filed a police report in 1985 alleging that Mitchell molested two of their children. Mitchell's stepdaughter stated that Mitchell repeatedly sexually abused her and manipulated her into remaining silent. Mitchell had a history of pedophilia and he had stalked other teenaged girls in the Salt Lake City area prior to and after the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping.

In the video below, an FBI agent and a Salt Lake City police detective interview kidnapper Brian David Mitchell in 2003 after he was found with Elizabeth Smart, who had been missing since 2002. This interview, which was released after motions filed by The Salt Lake Tribune, was played for the jury in open court during Mitchell's 2010 trial. He was found guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to life in federal prison.

Listen to him as he repeatedly presents himself as a "true prophet of Jesus Christ" and then understand that he kidnapped Elizabeth Smart at knifepoint from her bedroom at the age of 14 and repeatedly raped and sexually abused her ("on a daily basis up to three or four times") until she was rescued 9 months later. Elizabeth recently spoke out here about the key role pornography played in her abduction and abuse.

This is the end-game when someone creates their own truth, putting themselves at the center of their existence - insanity and unspeakable, horrific acts against others. As one of the law enforcement officers says to Mitchell, "This is all about you and what you want."

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