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, May 2, 2017

All Sexual Activity Is A Choice

Robert Jeffress (from First Baptist Dallas) systematically destroys gay reverend Neil Cazares-Thomas' (from the Cathedral of Hope) arguments point-by-point on same-sex marriage. Far too many evangelical pastors refuse to address this issue from the pulpit for fear of "offending" someone. They conveniently forget that the gospel by nature is offensive to those enslaved by sin (1 Cor 1:18; 1 Pet 2:7-8; Gal 5:11; etc.) Trevor Thomas articulates that point well here in his editorial entitled "The Truth Is Always 'Offensive' ".

... Opponents of the truth (whose side we were all on at one time or another) find themselves in what C.S. Lewis describes as a “terrible fix.” They have made themselves enemies of the one thing which they cannot stand to be with, which is also the one thing which they cannot really do without.

... “Truth is incontrovertible,” wrote Winston Churchill. “Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.” And it will be there for all time and beyond time. In spite of all our efforts, we will all ultimately answer to the truth -- better to do so in this world than the next.

Truth is rapidly becoming more offensive to a culture spiraling into debauchery. Christians face a stark choice: either we faithfully stand with truth and face the consequences, or we capitulate and lose our witness. When we seek to remove any offense from the gospel in the hope of making it more palatable, we strip it of power. The analogy is a soldier who unloads his weapon before going into combat and takes no ammunition with him. If we foolishly embrace blatant sin for the sake of "peace" and "unity", we sign our own death warrant and become cannon fodder for a gleeful enemy.

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