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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"Truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips"

When I survey the circus unfolding among most of the U.S. political leadership, the words of the prophet Jeremiah in Jer 7:28 ring true:

 And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

What's sobering though is the context of that verse which the prophet Jeremiah was commanded to utter just prior to catastrophic judgment that destroyed the nation of Judah. Indeed, the warnings of the ancient prophet ring true today more than 25 centuries later. In his commentary, B. Huey says, “Jeremiah was constantly at odds with his contemporaries. Their differences arose from his negative view of the future; he was unable to shake his countrymen from their smug complacency. Jeremiah was convinced that Judah would not survive because of its wickedness and refusal to repent and return to God.”

Jeremiah was unquestionably countercultural and a thorn in the side of a disintegrating culture that was leading the nation into disaster.

Are we?

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