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, April 6, 2018

The Growing Cultural Disconnect from Christianity In The West


Albert Mohler pointed out a major error in an NPR report that refers to the Christian celebration of Easter. This error, says Mohler, reveals the “extent of secularization” in American culture.

Although the error has been rectified in the online NPR article, the correction is still listed at the bottom of the piece. In this correction, the editors clarify, “[A]n earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as ‘the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.’” Mohler aptly comments that “It’s hard to imagine how one could achieve more theological distortion and confusion in a single sentence than what we find right here.”

Story is here.

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As our culture freefalls into paganism, Christianity becomes increasingly foreign. Adding to the problem is the massive influx into the West of people of other faiths (particularly Islam). We're seeing this on a more advanced scale in Europe. London - with its' first Islamic mayor and a huge influx of Muslims - is now reported to be more violent than New York City (see here.)

London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.

"Londonistan" ( a sobriquet referring to the British capital of London and the growing Muslim population of late 20th and early 21st century London) is a preview of what's on the horizon for America unless we change trajectories. Liberals insist that London is a "multicultural paradise", yet are totally ignorant of reality, as always.




What's really happening? As the true light of Christianity diminishes in the West, darkness inevitably takes its place. The growing conflict in the West between Islam and Christianity is the physical manifestation of a violent war in the spiritual realm between darkness and light. Ironically, the banishment of Christianity from the public square in the West (i.e., the surrender of our only effective weapon in this combat) is capitulation to the forces of darkness. For darkness is the absence of light.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5, ESV)

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