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, August 19, 2016

The long term consequences will be far more wide-ranging and devastating



As noted earlier here, Target's crazy "transgender" policy that allows men to use women's restrooms and dressing rooms had predictable results that anyone with simple common sense could have foreseen. (I conclude that common sense must be non-existent among Target's corporate leadership.) What is happening now in the culture with the transgender rage, is prima facie evidence of Scripture's warning that the wicked freely strut about when what is vile is publicly honored (Ps 12:8). As a moth is inevitably drawn to light and destruction, so a fallen world is helplessly captivated by the deadly allure of sin.

It now appears the declared boycott of Target by those opposed to this insanity, is indeed having a financial impact on Target as reported here.

Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Shares fell nearly 4 percent in before the opening bell Wednesday.

... Target made a conscious marketing decision to appeal to 0.003 percent of the population at the risk of alienating 99.9 percent of the population

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Sin always has consequences - both long term and short term. The short term consequences for Target include a significant financial aspect. The long term consequences however will be far more wide-ranging and devastating.

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