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, September 29, 2016

A Sure Sign People Are Uneasy With Their Choice

There's an interesting editorial here by Holly Scheer on comedian Andy Richter's "eternal gratefulness" that his wife aborted their child. At one point, she zeroes in on something which indicates to her that Richter is uneasy with his choice,

Richter doesn’t find it difficult to support Planned Parenthood after his personal history with abortion, however, and he wasn’t shy about his feelings about pro-life people: “It’s easy. Planned Parenthood helps a ton of people, and if they don’t agree with that, f— ’em. You can quote me on that. Tell them I said, ‘F— ’em.’”

People who are at peace and confident in their decisions don’t need to attack others. They can tolerate disagreement without rage.

Holly is perceptive. The rage that we continually see unleashed at pro-lifers (who they don't even personally know) by abortion advocates is nothing short of astonishing. From their fury, one would think the pro-lifers had committed the most egregious criminal acts against them ... i.e., stole the family car, burned down their house, kidnapped their kids and sold them into slavery, raped and murdered their wife, and run over the family dog.

Their furor betrays them. Deep down in their soul, whether they are willing to acknowledge it or not, they are uneasy with their choice. Unable to fully suppress the devastating consequences of their decision, they unleash the anger at what they themselves have done, towards others who stand as a glaring reminder and painful testimony to the pain, suffering and evil they perpetrated.

This happens all the time. In the Old Testament, apostate Israel persecuted, imprisoned and killed the prophets. A report released by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s “Hate Response Team” adjudged as a legitimate "hate incident" the mere existence of a Christian student organization on campus (Campus Crusade For Christ) - see here.

This phenomenon of rage will increasingly proliferate in our culture as we free-fall into barbarism, decadence and paganism. Animosity will mushroom towards those who live for Christ and bear the fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit from those who have cast their lot with the forces of darkness and are uneasy with their choice.

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