I may have preached on this before but a conversation I had minutes ago got my blood a pumping again on this subject.
Regretfully, 12/30/19 was the last day of business for our one and only Christian bookstore, Gideon's Trumpet.
Gideon's Trumpet is truly a casualty of on line shopping.
I get that. I do my share of shopping on line. I love eBay.
I saw the lights on this morning so I went over to ask Kay, the owner, how the final sale went. Kay said it went very well BUT she was surprised at the incredible amount of shoplifting that went on during the sale.
WOW! Who goes into a Christian bookstore to steal? I hate to suggest it would be Christians but who else goes into a Christian bookstore!
When I've railed on this topic in the past it was over the visable evidence of theft at church rummage sales and at faith based thrift stores. I said it then and I'll say it again now: "There must be a special place in hell for people who steal from these institutions" and now I'll add to that and say even for those who call themselves Christians.
BTW have you ever thought that one of the reasons that brick and morter shops are closing is because online retailers do not have to deal with inventory shrinkage through shoplifting? If you have ever witnessed a shoplifting and done nothing about it shame on you. If you see it report it. It may keep your local business owner (neighbor) in business.