An Analysis in Wayne Grudem’s “Business for the Glory of God”

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An Analysis in Wayne Grudem’s "Business for the Glory of God"
The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
Jesus’ teachings, as reflected through biblical scripture, encourages Christians to be living sacrifices of the lord. The Bible says that in order to enter the Kingdom of God, one must work to serve others even before serving yourself, although Wayne
Grudem
notes that not a lot of people believe that business is “morally good in itself” (
Grudem
, 2003, p. 11). But doing good in the world is one of Jesus’ key teachings and one of the cornerstones to Christianity. Wayne
Grudem’s
book makes a case that the act of business, working in business and “doing business” serves this purpose, and that business, if conducted with...
The end:
.....urs in the world. While I agree with
Grudem’s
thoughts on employers and subordinates and that these relationships are inevitable, I don’t believe that
Grudem
makes a clear case for inequality as severe as what occurs in the world today. I don’t believe Jesus would approve of the vast inequality in wealth that occurs both among and between nations. In this point, I disagree with
Grudem’s
thoughts on inequality. His overall theme, however, that business conducted rightfully is work that can be done in God’s glory, I agree with.
References
Grudem
, W.A. (2003). Business for the glory of God: The Bible’s teaching on the moral goodness of business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.
Niswonger, R.L. (1992). New testament history. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.