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, April 11, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S. on Aug 21, 2017 - A Sign?

On Aug 21, 2017 the first total solar eclipse in 99 years will cross the entirety of the United States. While science of course can explain the physics of what produces a solar eclipse and precisely predict the event, it cannot glean any meaning from it. Both lunar and solar eclipses often are divine signs in the Bible.

On Aug. 21, everyone will experience at least 60 percent of the sun being covered, and the resulting semi-darkness. Those within about a 60-mile wide diagonal line from the Pacific Northwest through South Carolina will see the sky go dark and the accompanying temperature drop. In some areas of the country, the darkness will last more than two minutes and 30 seconds.

In contrast to the "enlightened" people in our culture who regard such events as purely natural with no meaning whatsoever, some are urging careful attention to this heavenly sign, suggesting it may be something that needs more attention. Such as a direct warning to the United States.

In 765 B.C., a plague broke out in Nineveh where even the king was not able to go out to war, as was custom. This was followed by a civil war and then another plague. An archaeological find of cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs in Scripture, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived a couple months later. When Jonah arrived, they were ripe for repentance.

Just before the eclipse of June 28th, 1914, through the month of August, the events of World War 1 began, The path of totality of the eclipse was over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire or Middle East, including Nineveh again. This event foretold the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Aug 21, 2017 is at the beginning the month of repentance on the Jewish calendar (first of Elul). Some wonder is God is giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States.

Interestingly, there will be another total solar eclipse seven years later running from south to the northeast across the United States on April 8, 2024, with St. Louis near the crosshairs between the two eclipses, close to the geographical center of the country. It's as though the 2 eclipses that are 7 years apart are painting a bullseye on the country.

The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes (Joel 2:31)

the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day (Acts 2:20)

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