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 29, 2016

The Same Disastrous Destiny Awaits Us

Jesus Christ has officially been declared the King of Poland. Jesus was named the King of the country at a ceremony Saturday attended by Poland’s president Andrzej Duda. The ceremony took place at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow. Story is here.

"In our hearts, rule us, Christ! In our families, rule us, Christ! ... In our schools and universities, rule us, Christ,” the ceremony’s prayer said. “Through the Polish nation, rule us, Christ! ... We pledge to defend your holy worship and preach Thy royal glory, Christ our King, we promise."

"We entrust the Polish people and Polish leaders to you. Make them exercise their power fairly and in accordance with your laws. ... rule us, Christ! Reign in our homeland and reign in every nation – for the greater glory of the Most Holy Trinity and the salvation of mankind."

Said Bishop Andrzej Czaja after Saturday’s ceremony: "It is not a declaration of Christ the King, because he is king. It is not a declaration of Christ the King of Poland. His kingdom is not of this earth, and his dominion is over the whole universe.”

It's noteworthy that Poland was instrumental in stopping the Muslim invasion of Europe in 1682 at the gates of Vienna. (See here.) What a difference between the Polish government that is not ashamed of their Christian heritage, and the U.S. government which has all but formally repudiated the country's Christian lineage.

Long ago at a trial in Jerusalem, leaders denied the kingship of Christ (John 19:15), which ultimately lead to the tragic destruction of the city in 70 A.D. (Luke 19:41-44). And unless, the United States changes course (i.e., repents), the same disastrous destiny awaits us.

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