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, November 8, 2016

"As soon as the government starts telling you what to believe, the whole thing dies."

Christian author and intellectual Eric Metaxas warns here that America is committing suicide.

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what the founders had given the American people, Metaxas explained. "A republic," Franklin replied, adding, "If you can keep it."

"More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score,

... "We are at the very edge of losing the liberty that we have," Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy"

... "Self governance or liberty requires virtue; virtue requires faith; and faith in turn requires freedom," Metaxas said, explaining that there can't be virtue if there is no faith

... Separation of church and State means the state will keep its hands away from church, and not that we have to have a secular America, Metaxas underlined. "As soon as the government starts telling you what to believe, the whole thing dies."

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