Christian Doctrine And Practice Of Life And Culture

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Christian doctrine and practices are applicable in every aspect of life and culture. Christ’s teachings are just as relevant in the business world as they are in our own personal lives. Businesses can honor God by observing Christian principles in how they operate. As seen throughout this course, this can be translated into everything from internal operations to budget management to controlling costs. “The Hebrew Bible, especially the Pentateuch (Torah), is replete with precepts that deal with business ethics, and can be used as a starting point for those interested in developing higher moral standards in business.” (Friedman and Giladi, 2002) The Bible depicts the use of accounting procedures internally as a way to keep businesses honest their worth. Businesses use financial records, such as Cash Flow, to track transactions made to the government, employees and vendors. Since humans were born to sin, accounting practices are used to keep the owners honest and reduce fraud. “No accounts were kept with the men to whom the money was paid over to be spent on workmen since they were honest in their dealings” (2 Kings 12:16). According to the Bible, when man became greedy and dishonest, the use of records helped to track the exchange of cash or supplies and protect both parties involved in the business transaction. Along with Christian values, established ethics policies, and effective supervision practices, the risk of fraud can be greatly decreased.
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