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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gun Control Is No Substitute For Repentance

Gun-controlled Chicago already has yielded more than 1,000 shooting victims as of April 27 of this year alone. Colion Noir hits the proverbial nail on the head with his video from 2 years ago addressing gun control and the violence in Chicago. The city ruled by progressive leftists for decades has some of the most draconian gun control laws in the country and yet is now worse than the wild west of the late 19th century in terms of shootings. The cry from liberals for more gun control laws to address the problem has an intriguing theological aspect. Violence and murder ultimately originate in the heart (Matt 15:19); the gun is merely the tool. Enacting more laws to address a problem of the heart is futile - the lesson of the Old Testament. The solution must be a changed heart, something the culture at-large refuses to acknowledge. Ironically, the pop culture, music and Hollywood instead daily bombards everyone with increasing levels of profanity, violence, obscenity and perversion ... and then wonders why young people act worse than animals. Consider how profane the lyrics are for most rap music. (If one is intent on enacting and enforcing more laws, the more logical starting point would be to address the filth emanating from the pop culture that is polluting the heart.)

Baltimore is another city with strict gun control that has been ruled by progressive liberals for decades. How's that working out? Baltimore’s mayor is asking for help from the FBI, as the city struggles to contain a soaring murder rate. Violence in Baltimore has reached a crisis level, with the number of killings shattering a 20-year high this early in the year. See here.

Gun control is no substitute for repentance.

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