Business for the Glory of God

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Running head: THE BIBLE’S TEACHING ON THE MORAL GOODNESS OF BUSINESS Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teachings on the Moral Goodness of Business A Review Assignment Write a 5-7 page review, you should briefly articulate the author’s main positions or themes and then interact with them. That is, choose one or two main points that you agree with and/or two in which you do not agree, supporting your thoughts with well-reasoned arguments. Jessica N. Eppes Liberty University Professor Martin/BUSI 301-B01 October 10, 2010 Bibliographic Citation Grudem, Wayne (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton: IL: Crossway. Introduction For this assignment…show more content…
What matters is how you obtain your money and what you do with it afterward. If you obtain your money through hard work and fairness in business dealings you deserve what you have. The best way you help someone in need is to give them the power to earn their own profit. Grudem consistently defends some of the traits of capitalism such as private property, profit, and competition. He looks at each one and demonstrates that like of God’s gifts they are good, and rather being just as morally neutral or an evil, they should be used to glorify God; he also shows how like all God’s gifts they are subject to perversion by sinful choices. Grudem’s definition of profit, “profit is thus an indication that I have made something useful for others, and in that way it can show that I am doing good for others in the goods in services that I sell” (Grudem, p.41) shows that the proper use of resources results in the betterment of society and blessing from God. Also profit can be used to help others and multiply resources or it can be used to glorify self. In each chapter Grudem returns to the concept of temptation to sin, I think this is best seen in the employment chapter (chapter 3); employees can be a great blessing and can be blessed, it is easy for an employer to exploit and mistreat employees but employees can also exploit their employment and mistreat their employer. Grudem says, “Employer/employee relationships provide many opportunities for
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