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, July 21, 2017

The Greatest Generation

The movie "Dunkirk" is intense and well-worth seeing to remind us of the generation that saved Western Civilization from the Nazis. 
I'm named after an uncle who died at the age of 18 in WW2 in the Pacific in a torpedo bomber. In contrast to the widespread selfishness of today's morally bankrupt generation, that was perhaps the finest American generation and they paid a tremendous sacrifice.

That generation stands in marked conrast to today's which meanders in a lost fog of relativism, led by spineless politicians for the most part. In the 1930s, Winston Churchill futilely tried to warn England of the rise of Nazism. The British Prime Minster, Neville Chamberlain, naively signed the Munich Agreement in 1938 foolishly declaring "peace in our time". A few months later, Hilter invaded Poland. Churchhill subsequently stepped up to the plate and led Britain to victory in WW2.

The Munich Agreement is reminiscent of modern-day "treaties" with such rogue nations as North Korea and Iran which are signed by ignorant and arrogant politicians and aren't worth the paper they are written on. Dark storm clouds are gathering and something far worse than WW2 is on the horizon.

If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked (Proverbs 29:12 ESV)
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18 ESV)

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