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, April 24, 2017

Spring Break Regrets

“Lost my virginity, don’t remember it.”

“There was this embarrassing make out session I had with this guy. I only regretted it because his friends dared him to make out with me.”

“Drank too much and got tipsy in front of respected people.”

The ProjectKnow survey here reports that many Spring Breakers regret their alcohol-fueled activities. They surveyed 889 former high school and college students who traveled on spring break in the last five years to learn more about their experience firsthand, asking about their biggest regrets, the amount of alcohol they consumed, and the kinds of sexual activities they participated in while away.

38 percent reported that they felt bad about their alcohol consumption, while 32 percent are upset they had sex. Eleven percent also expressed remorse for drug use. The survey also found that of those who had sex on Spring Break, 65 percent of men did it with someone they just met, and 42 percent of women did the same. The rest reported it was sex with a friend. Nearly half of both men and women who had sex during Spring Break — 40 percent — reported that they did not use protection, even as the Centers for Disease Control reports STD rates among young people are growing exponentially.

“Our survey confirmed that heavy drinking and drug use are still quite prevalent among spring breakers; however, there is serious regret associated with these activities,” Meg Piedmont, a spokesperson on behalf of Project Know, told The College Fix via email.

Sin never satisfies in the long term, but always brings regret. Everyone of us in this fallen world - without exception - has regrets for things we have done. Regret though can lead to genuine repentance, thereby freeing us. Or it merely leads to worldly sorrow and ultimately to death.

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death (2 Cor 7:10)

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