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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Reaching Critical Mass In Rebellion

The simple definition of "critical mass" according to Merriam Webster dictionary:
  1.  an amount of material (such as plutonium) that is large enough to allow a nuclear reaction to occur
  2. the size, number, or amount of something that is needed to cause a particular result
Critical mass represents the point of no return. Once reached, the process is irreversible and the outcome is inevitable.

Scripture warns that near the end of the age mankind will reach a point of "critical mass" in his willful rebellion and rejection of revealed truth, that God finally sends a strong delusion to cause unbelieving humanity to outright accept (and even embrace) what is false - the opposite of God's absolute, revealed truth. In so doing, mankind advances to an unprecedented level of rebellion.

Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thess 2:11-12)

As one surveys the global landscape today, we witness powerful delusions taking captive with astonishing rapidity multitudes who are blind to the truth ... the determination of governments to coerce and enforce false worldviews upon their constituents ... unprecedented greed and corruption ... a collaboration between mass media and entertainment to convince legions that right is wrong and wrong is right ... irrational judicial action ... growing lawlessness ... a devaluation of life ... increasing addictions that enslave (i.e., drugs, alcohol, food, sex, etc.) ... the insane blurring of genders ... a pervasive mentality of victimhood with a corresponding denial of personal responsibility ... the disappearance of common courtesy, manners and respect ... a suppression of the witness of the gospel in the public square ... the rising persecution of the faithful ... and a growing apostasy in the church by those who "make shipwreck of their faith" [1 Tim 1:19].

Indeed, one wonders if we have now reached critical mass in our rebellion against the Creator.

The good news is that the true church will stand firm - until the end - for the truth (2 Thess 2:15) no matter the cost in the midst of the descending darkness.

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