The Christian and Business

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 12:15-21   I.         I saw an article where the author railed against a business             A.        The gist was that the corporation was “bad” because it was large and successful                         1.         The author assumed that its success must have come from exploiting workers and giving unfair competition to other businesses.                         2.         The author also…

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Are multi-level marketing businesses good investments?

Question: First of all, I just want to say how I have really enjoyed reading some of the blog posts. My boyfriend is going through a tough decision, and I have a bad feeling about it, but I wanted to follow up with the Scripture to make sure that his decision will not be steering…

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Government Argues Businesses Are Secular

Source: Steven Ertelt, “Obama Admin Tells Court: Hobby Lobby Must Obey HHS Mandate,” LifeNews.com 01 November 2012. The government continues to push for change by insisting that businesses pay for birth control pills and “morning after” pills as a part of their employee’s insurance plans, even if the owners of the company object to such…

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Is it wrong to deny service to someone who is obviously in sin?

Question: I want to start a small photography business but I’m worried about ‘clients’. What if a homosexual couple wants me to photograph a ‘couple’s shoot’ for them? I believe that I would have to decline. However, a photographer in New Mexico was sued for discrimination against a lesbian couple. They wanted the photographer to…

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Can the church sponsor the growing of tobacco to raise funds?

Question: Some people depend on raising tobacco for income. Is it good for the church to use the Lord’s money to sponsor this kind of agriculture? Answer: I found this question particularly intriguing because of the underlying assumptions. In order to answer the question well, I need to address several related issues. How may a…

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