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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sometimes drastic measures are required to effectively combat evil

In the 1950s, Phenix City, Alabama gained the reputation as the "wickedest city" in America with "every conceivable vice.". Political corruption, prostitution, sexual slavery, gambling, drugs, bootlegging, robbery and murder were so rampant that Gen George S. Patton (of WW2 fame) threatened to flatten it with his tanks. This 3-part documentary chronicles how pervasive the evil was as well as the drastic measures required to effectively combat it. 

There is a stark historical lesson here for us. Once evil is permitted to proliferate to a certain level, drastic action is required to physically suppress it. It is no longer possible to effectively counter it with traditional "peaceful" measures. Ultimately, some evil becomes so powerfully destructive that the only remedy is its' physical destruction (i.e., Nazi Germany in WW2). In the case of Phenix City, it was the imposition of martial law and use of military force.

The failure of any nation to suppress growing in-bred evil always has the same end result sooner or later - the certain destruction of that nation.

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