Faith Integration : Final Project Managerial Finance July 1, 2012
ABSTRACT This essay will provide a scriptural key to understanding the topics of finance in a Christian worldview perspective. The illustrations will be reflected through the events found in God’s word, providing a greater understanding into the relevance of the Bible in today’s economic world. It will show the importance of the integration of faith, as God has provided his wisdom for today in the illustrations of the Holy Word. Refer to II Timothy 3: 16 – 17; “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped…show more content… 15). In 1Peter 5:2-4 we find these words:
"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away“(NIV, 2005, p. ).
Leverage Financial leverage is a company's ability to pay its debt. It refers to the use of debt with the intention of increasing the potential return of an investment. This debt can increase returns on shareholder in good times and reduce them in bad times (Brealey, et al., 2012, p. 92). A Christian practicing in a financial advisor capacity is morally obligated to warn companies or consumers against becoming indebted if they are at a high risk of default. According to Liang (2007), biblical teachings provide many insights into the excessive use of debt in financial transactions. As confirmation, in Luke 14:28-30, you find these words:
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person