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



Friday, June 9, 2017

If we think that region is chaotic now, imagine if there were not a state like Israel to mitigate the barbarism that repeatedly emanates from it


Paul Bonicelli has an intriguing editorial here entitled "Fifty Years Ago, Israel Saved Western Civilization In The Middle East".

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War, when the state of Israel defeated three Arab armies determined to destroy the Jewish state in a second Holocaust. Notwithstanding all the might the Arabs could muster (supplied by the Soviet Union), Israel saved itself from annihilation and liberated the holy city of Jerusalem from Jordan’s oppressive rule of Judaism’s holiest sites.

But more than that, we should reflect on the fact that in preserving itself Israel also preserved Western Civilization in the Middle East. If we think that region is chaotic now, causing constant suffering for the people who live there and increasing the risk of regional or global war, imagine what it would be like if there were not a state like Israel with the might, economy, and political culture to mitigate the horrors of barbarism that repeatedly emanate from it.......

Israel is not perfect; no nation-state is. But it is far closer to perfect than what surrounds it. What surrounds it are failed states, oppressive dictatorships, terror states, terror-exporting states, and rigid oriental despotisms. These all contribute to instability in the region and the world while Israel contributes stability, economic growth, and most importantly restraint by quietly working with the United States and regional governments to combat terrorism and Iran’s expansionist moves.


The persistence has not been without a heavy price for Israelis .......

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It's ironic that the two nations currently protecting Western civilization by taking the strongest stand against Islamic terror, are also the most despised at the United Nations. Worse yet, an increasing number of citizens in both countries hold a fantasy worldview - that if it becomes the majority-held perspective in each country - will spell the doom of the nation and ultimate collapse of western civilization.

Nevertheless, the remnant who faithfully adhere to truth must continue to shine its' light into a darkening culture no matter the cost, just as Jeremiah did in ancient Israel.

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