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, April 5, 2017

Wormwood


The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter (Rev 8:11)

The prophecy of the third angel's trumpet in Revelation emphasizes that a falling "star" named Wormwood made fresh water poisonous.

The world's worst ever nuclear meltdown occurred in 1986 at Chernobyl in Ukraine, at that time one of the states of the Soviet Union. Incredibly, Chernobyl is the Ukrainian word for wormwood. Remarkably there is the statue above in the abandoned town of Pripyat adjacent to the ruins of the power plant. One wonders if this verse foreshadows a judgment of radiative fallout?

Below is the best minute-by-minute documentary of the disaster at Chernobyl. Food for thought.


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