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, May 31, 2017

God has apparently released the restraints and is allowing the full fruit of rebellion to germinate

More churches are yielding before the enormous pressure of LGBT activists and affirming a lifestyle that is clearly condemned in Scripture. As reported here, the latest is a megachurch in Orlando that catered to "The Reformation Project", a Trojan Horse group that seeks to infiltrate churches nationwide and trap them into affirming the LGBT lifestyle.

"The Reformation Project is designed to change the church to affirm an LGBTQ lifestyle as normative, and it appears Pastor Joel Hunter has fallen into that trap. For him to host that pro-LGBT event is heresy," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "While we all are sinners and all are welcome at the foot of the cross, Jesus also told the adulteress to go and sin no more. He did not affirm her in the sin of adultery, nor did he affirm people in their continued sin. He saves us from our sin. The doesn't mean we do not falter, but we cannot distort His grace as a license to continue to sin."  

Staver continued:

Matthew Vines thinks it is OK to keep sinning and convince yourself it's not a big deal. Vines says the Bible only condemns lust, not same-sex committed relationships. He believes Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality, and other passages in the New Testament do not mean what they say. In other words, being LGBTQ is okay and the Bible says nothing contrary. Human sexuality is not to be taken lightly or compromised. The message of the Reformation Project and this event are wrong and an affront to Jesus and the Bible. The church needs to live in the resurrection power of Jesus and stop compromising to be just like the sinful culture we are called to redeem.

While the pastor denied post-event supporting the LGBT lifestyle, the fact that he allowed someone to speak who clearly does support the lifestyle, contradicts his statement. Actions speaks louder than words. Would the pastor allow a serial adulterer to make his case before the church on why adultery is permissible? Or an polygamist? Or a pedophile? Or a producer and distributer of pornography? Of course not.

The increasing capitulation to LGBT activists with more churches falling like dominos, is Romans 1:18-32 in action. God has apparently released the restraints and is allowing the full fruit of rebellion to germinate.

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