Integrating faith in business
Business is part of the Christians life and therefore Christians have to learn how to live with people if they really want to inherit the heavenly sanctuary that Jesus ascended and started. We can see this from Hebrews 8;1-2, “The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set u”. Many instances in the New Testament after Jesus we have seen that many people did business activities as they serve God, for instance Paul made cloths (Romano, 2006). This shows that business is related to the Christian life and is a major way to reach and spread the information to non-believers.
To do business and incorporating faith in it, can be done by providing services to all equally. From the Ten Commandments, the first commandment teaches Christians that they should not put profit maximization as the main aim of the business (Romano, 2006). According to the ninth commandment Christians should maintain honesty and integrity at all times in all areas of business either marketing or accounting, Exodus 20:1-14.
Business is one of major way that can be effectively used to spread the gospel as it is depicted in the bible. From the ways of Jesus, most of his teachings and parables involved in business activities such as the parable of the unjust steward (Luke 16:1-13). Therefore business is a way that Christians can use to effectively spread the gospel. It is not convenient to reach out the world and to every person if only Sunday is considered the day to worship (Romano, 2006).
Romano, R. J. (2006). A Christian worldview of economics the church in the marketplace. Cambridge: Taylor & Francis Ltd. / Books..
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