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

Monday, December 12, 2016

In a World of Lies - Dare to Tell the Truth

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one (1 John 5:19)

In this video, two defectors talk about life in North Korea where they ultimately realize that virtually everything the government had told them was a lie, and they awakened to truth. In reality, that's a good metaphor for people in the west, where the vast majority of people foolishly swallow the ever-changing "truth" of the culture and naively believe they are "free". Deception is pervasive in our modern society and is now more sophisticated than ever. Speaking the truth in North Korea can have grave consequences - even execution. Speaking the truth in our culture can increasingly have severe consequences.

Nevertheless, in a world of lies - dare to tell the truth.

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