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, March 21, 2017

Madness is a symptom of estrangement from God


Dan Delzell warns here where the culture is heading with its' gender madness.

What will be the next step in the evolution of the gender revolution? Well, try to imagine a day when parents wait until their child goes to kindergarten before assigning their gender identity.

"It will never happen," you say. Don't be so sure. Gender-neutral parenting is already seen by some parents as the only fair way to raise a child these days.

... Child abuse takes a number of forms, and sometimes it is more psychological than physical. When a child is deprived of the truth about his or her gender, all hell breaks loose in the child's self-perception. And when you mess with a young mind in such a nefarious manner, there is a high probability the child will never recover.

Sex assignment is defined as "the determination of an infant's sex at birth. In the majority of births, a relative, midwife, nurse or physician inspects the genitalia when the baby is delivered, and sex and gender are assigned."

In the case of gender-neutral parenting, however, the choice is made to throw evidence, science, and common sense out the window. Instead, parents make it up as they go along. Feelings are given more priority than facts, and gender confusion replaces the obvious genitalia evidence. Chromosomes are ignored, as progressive parenting demands gender neutrality.

In reality, females have an XX pair of sex chromosomes, whereas males have an XY pair. Science confirms what Scripture reveals: "Male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27)

It is only when children are told the truth about their gender that they become grounded in reality, rather than in the latest fads and fetishes of the society around them. In our day, "gender identity" is viewed by some as a choice you get to make depending upon your mood. It's just a "sense" that rises up within a person at some point in his or her life.

And while some parents will wait until kindergarten to assign their child's identity, their catastrophic decision doesn't change the chromosomes. It only messes with the child's heart and soul, and sets him or her on a destructive path of misery, confusion, and inner turmoil.


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Madness is a symptom of estrangement from God. The further from the Creator one strays, the greater the insanity becomes. Loose from the anchor of reality, there is no limit to how fast and how far deranged one becomes. Consider the horrific outcome of Nazi Germany in just a few short years. As the culture descends deeper into militant paganism, the lunacy will reach unparalleled depths until finally everything collapses into anarchy and chaos. Unfortunately, the shockwaves of judgment will affect Christians as well as those perpetrating the madness (i.e., the rain falls upon the just and unjust; Jeremiah was also taken into captivity.)

All we can do is prepare mentally, physically and spiritually.

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences (Prov 22:3, NLT)

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