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, July 18, 2017

To redefine or scorn it is as dangerous as staring at the sun with unprotected eyes


John Stonestreet over at Breakpoint asks a thorn-in-the-side question to a culture in the throes of moral meltdown ...

What if marriage isn’t just a label? What if it really exists, as much a part of the created order as is gravity or energy? Then we couldn’t flout it without consequences, any more than we could step off the roof and choose not to hit the ground.

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Indeed. He is absolutely correct. Marriage is indeed part of the divinely created order and fundamental to human existence. While especially significant to Christans because of its symbolism of the relationship between Christ and His church (Eph 5:31-32), marriage is also part of the common grace of God to all (i.e., the renewing rain falls on the just and unjust.) Marriage is a blessing mandated by the Creator for this age (Gen 2:24). We can redefine marriage no more than we can stop the rotation of Earth on its axis or its orbit around the sun. To redefine or scorn marriage is as dangerous as staring at the sun with unprotected eyes. Both incur disasterous consequences.

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