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



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Let’s Avoid the Truth Because We Hate It



Daniel Payne drops the hammer here on the liberal position of abortion.

Proving that even he can get something right every now and then, Donald Trump gave a great example of this at the final presidential debate this week, criticizing Hillary Clinton’s position on infanticide: “Well, I think it’s terrible. If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”

This is indeed the case: under Clinton’s proposed abortion regime, it would be entirely legal to “rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.” She has personally defended partial-birth abortion in the past.

... pro-abortionists hate the truth. They despise it, they cannot tolerate the thought of it, and they attempt to bury it at every possible opportunity. 

... Perhaps the most viciously mendacious quibble came from Dr. Jennifer Gunter, an OB/GYN who, writing at the Huffington Post, claimed late-term abortions are generally undertaken to kill a baby who has birth defects. As she put it, “There are no ninth month abortions. Really. A ninth month abortion is a unicorn and so it’s ridiculous to even discuss it.”

How does Gunter characterize this “unicorn?” Simply put: “[T]erminations for birth defects isn’t ripping ‘the baby out of the womb in the ninth month.’ At 38 or 39 weeks, it’s always an induction and is simply called a delivery.” Got that? Killing an unborn human isn’t an “abortion” if you don’t call it an abortion. Rather, it’s a “delivery.” That makes it better.


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Progressive liberals excel at avoiding the truth. Unfortunately, many of them now occupy high positions of authority and influence within the culture, and are taking us down the path to destruction. The American public bears responsibility for not only putting up with them, but gladly following them like children after the Pied Piper. The light at the end of the tunnel is an on-coming train.

But the church militant and triumphant has the weapon to turn things around. As I wrote earlier here,

During the decades that secular humanism began to bear its deadly fruit, much of the church began to disengage from theological truth (deemed too controversial and divisive) and began channeling most of its effort into a social gospel. And while the church does indeed have an obligation to be the hands and feet of Christ to the poor, needy and helpless - it cannot abrogate its God-given mandate to be the beacon of truth (John 1:14-17; John 8:31-32; John 17:8; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ps 86:11; 1 John 3:18; etc.) Cutting loose the anchor of truth necessarily means being at the whim of every manner of false belief. Extinguishing the lighthouse has predictable results - shipwreck. Consequently, it's not just the culture that now finds itself rotting. More and more of the church is crumbling right along with the culture, having abrogated its most powerful deterrent to decay.

Absolute truth is the best disinfectant.

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