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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Ps 73:26, ESV)

Psalm 73:26 has been my life verse for years. Last Sunday night I ended up in the Hospital Emergency Room with a heart beat dropping down to 32 beats/minute. I ended up have the latest Boston Scientific Accolade pacemaker implanted. It's a remarkable piece of technology with incredible projected battery life of 12-13 years (industry leading). I can have MRIs with it. Automatic daily diagnostics and data transmission to the Heart Center without me doing anything. It has built-in accelerometers that detect rapid body motion and increase the blood flow before it’s needed (I had facetiously told them I wanted the “sport” model and that’s pretty much what this thing is.) It can be wirelessly adjusted.

I am astonished at the incredible complexity of the human heart, a remarkable feat of engineering. Four separate doctors were all involved in my treatment: two cardiologists, a cardiac electrophysiologist, and yet another electrophysiologist who did the actual surgical implantation. The human heart is so complex that my city has a 4-story building (Heart Center) dedicated to it with dozens of doctors that all specialize in different aspects of this one specific muscle. Anyone that believes the human body is the result of random chance over eons of almost-endless time, is willfully blind to the unmistakeable evidence of an all-powerful and all-knowing Creator.

I feel physically reborn with this new pacemaker, an ever-so-tiny inkling perhaps of the glorious Resurrection to come. God is good.

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