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, March 9, 2017

A Conscious Minority Surrounded By An Arrogant, Militant Paganism

David Elton Trueblood (December 12, 1900 – December 20, 1994) was a noted 20th-century American Quaker author and theologian, and former chaplain both to Harvard and Stanford universities. Many years ago, Dr. Carl F. Henry (founder and editor of Christianity Today) sent out a questionnaire to individuals he characterized as "twenty of the leading intellectual preachers in the country."

The question that he asked was: "What do you see for the church of Jesus Christ by the year 2000." 

Elton Trueblood, the Quaker theologian, responded prophetically with this reply:

"By the year 2000, Christians in America will be a conscious minority, surrounded by an arrogant, militant paganism."

Today, this is our reality.

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