In chosing a name for this blog, I wanted something that was meaningful, a word that in itself merits deeper exploration and reflection. While reading the Mirror Bible, in 1 Corinthians 1, I came across Anengkletos. Anegkletos (an-eng’-klay-tos) is a Greek word that means: that cannot be called into to account, unreproveable, unaccused, blameless. The Mirror Bible translates it as “vindicated”, but most Bibles use the word “blameless”. Blameless. How can anyone of us be blameless. It is, of course, impossible. A phrase I’ve heard often among Christians now comes to mind: “we serve a God of the impossible”, which is to say, God makes the impossible not only possible, but a reality!
How? How could any of us possibly be blameless. There is only one way, and it had been God’s master plan all along, Jesus Christ. Only through the crucifiction and ressurection of Christ is it possible for us to stand blameless before God. Jesus really did vindicate us.
And that is why I chose Anegkletos as the name of this blog, because our vindication is central to the message of the gospel and our relationship with God, and those are some of the themes that I will try to explore in this blog.
PS: Blameless appears 5 times in the Bible: 1 Cor 1:8, Titus 1:6&7, Col 1:22 and 1 Tim 3:2.