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



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jim Rodgers: The worst crash in our lifetime is coming


In an interview with Business Insider here, legendary investor Jim Rogers said he believes the worst financial crash in our lifetime is on the horizon. Rogers predicts a market crash in the next few years. One that he says will rival anything he has seen in his lifetime.

Rogers: Well, it’s interesting because these things always start where we’re not looking. In 2007, Iceland went broke. People said, ‘Iceland? Is that a country? They have a market?’ And then Ireland went broke. And then Bear Stearns went broke. And Lehman Brothers went broke. They spiral like that. Always happens where we’re not looking. I don’t know. It could be an American pension plan that goes broke and many of them are broke, as you know. It could be some country we’re not watching. It could be all sorts of things. It could be war. Unlikely to be war but it’s going to be something. When you’re watching Business Insider and you see, ‘That’s so interesting. I didn’t know that company could go broke.’ It goes broke. Send me an email and then I’ll start watching.

Blodget: And how big a crash could we be looking at? 

Rogers: It’s going to be the worst in your lifetime.

Blodget: I’ve had some pretty big ones in my lifetime.  

Rogers: It’s going to be the biggest in my lifetime and I’m older than you. No, it’s going to be serious stuff .......

Blodget: And we are in a situation where Western civilization already seems to be possibly collapsing, even with the market going up all the time. Often when you do have a financial calamity, you get huge turmoil in the political system. What happens politically if that happens? 


Rogers: Well, that’s why I moved to Asia. My children speak Mandarin because of what’s coming. You’re going to see governments fail.


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Aside from practical steps that one can take to prepare (i.e., moving some assets into tangible conservative investments like land & gold, paying off debt, beocming self-sufficient, arming oneself, etc.), the most important thing by far that anyone can do is deepen their relationship with Christ and His church. Recognize that everything material in this world is transitory and will burn one day. Store up your treasure in external things.

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences (Prov 22:3, NLT)

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt 6:19-21, NIV)

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