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, September 14, 2017

The Truth About The Sep 23 "Rev 12" Sign

"Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it"
Jesus Christ
(Matt 24:23)

I'm skeptical of all the hoopla on the web about the alleged Rev 12 "Sign in the sky" on Sep 23, 2017.  Astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner gives us the facts in the video above and I agree with his perspective. (In contrast and truly significant though [I believe] are the two total solar eclipses in 2017 and 2024 that crisscross America and are spectacularly visible to all in the sky, not restricted to a computer screen with special software.)

The Christian part of the web is unfortunately full of lunacy and conspiracy theories, somewhat reminiscent of the warning of Jesus to be wary of such claims. Google "Nibiru" and search the term on YouTube and you will find a plethora of articles and videos, many produced by professing Christians, of a rogue planet supposedly set to make a cataclysmic appearance on Sep 23 (it was also supposed to appear in 2012). Hogwash - see here and here. As one comment on a Nibiru video sarcastically observes, "The most amazing fact about Nibiru is that it is only visible in YouTube videos." Christians that spread this kind of fallacy do nothing but hurt their testimony and take the focus off real truth. Last year, I wrote here that sometimes Christians are sadly the most gullible ones. Prov 14:15 has something to say on the subject:  The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

Be ready and live each day as if the Lord might return that day, but prepare for the long-term. I hold to a pre-wrath rapture position (see here) which would not happen until we are well into the Tribulation and the church is under severe persecution.

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