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, November 24, 2016

Fool's Gold

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight (1 Cor 3:19)

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth (John 16:13)

The mineral "pyrite" is an iron sulfide whose metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold ... hence the well-known nickname of fool's gold. In contrast to real gold, it's worthless.

The best opportunity to sucker people into buying fool's gold is to banish real gold from the marketplace. After a sufficient period of time passes with the real gold "out of sight" and "out of mind", it becomes much easier to delude the populace into believing that fool's gold is the genuine article.

When truth is out in the open and can be contrasted with the looney worldviews of progressive liberals and other assorted miscreants, it's no contest. Just as genuine gold unveils the folly and worthlessness of fool's gold, so does genuine truth unmask the foolishness of the world's "wisdom".

The only alternative then for those trafficking in lies is to banish truth from the public square. And that is precisely what is happening - and why it is happening. Genuine truth is excoriated as racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, islamophobic - you name it. As such, truth is automatically classified as inappropriate for public consumption and perhaps even illegal. Once banished from the public square, the enemy has free rein to market his deadly deception.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who buy into the fool's gold ruse discover too late that they have been duped.

On the other hand, those who have cast their lot with truth will never settle for fool's gold.

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