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, May 17, 2018

Despite the warning signs, most will "play through" even as the horizon is darkened by impending judgment.

There's a saying that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. The picture above is of golfers in Hawaii with the Kilauea volcano erupting in the background. Without passing judgment on the wisdom of the golfers, this is a good illustration of how many people bury their heads in the sand so-to-speak and go about as usual when disaster in imminent or even unfolding.

Such will be the case at the end of the age. Jesus warned time and again not to be caught off guard by His return which would be prefaced by certains signs to warn us.

For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. (1 Thess 5:2-4, ESV)

Despite the warning signs though, most will "play through" even as the horizon is darkened by impending judgment.

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  (Matt 24:37-39, ESV)

Lesson learned.

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