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Can Christians be trusted in business matters? My unsaved husband had to stop his saved partner from stealing machinery that a delivery truck mistakenly was dropping off at work.

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How is it that a country and a people who claim to be christian, Biblical and Godly are responsible for more than 3000 abortions a day, .....
---Allan on 5/2/11

Well it's hard to tell where you stand Allan. Looks like on one blog your for the poser that not only supports these issues and other obominations/perversions but, promotes them. And was voted for because of them.
Would you be a supporter of such abominations by vote?
---Trav on 5/4/11


Mark, Steveng uses the KJV
---Pedant on 5/4/11


Steven G, if you are then using a Bible on line, then why are you so far from the Truth? I cannot understand that point. Are you using a Bible that has the correct wording in Greek, Hebrew to English? For words have many different meanings depending on the context. Maybe you could use one. For you suggest that lost mankind are saved because of the actions of believers, and not the actions of God through the believers. Somewhere you are missing something on line. You suggestions seem to indicate that you see believers working on their own power, without the Spirit of God, and if they don't do something someone is lost.
That is far from the Truth. We are slaves to Christ. Genuine believers are guided by the Spirit.
---Mark_V. on 5/4/11


//Mark_V.: "Steven G, you should stay away from the online advice and get your advice from the Word of God. That is why your theology is so corrupt..."//

Why should he take your advice? Its "online"....
---Jasheradan on 5/4/11


Mark_V.: "Steven G, you should stay away from the online advice and get your advice from the Word of God. That is why your theology is so corrupt..."

For three years I've been telling you to search ONLY the KJV bible using an online KJV bible (only because most christians don't have a searchable bible on their computer). I've given you examples on how to use an online KJV bible to search for whatever topics we are discussing. Are you that technically illiterate that you don't know how to use a searchable KJV bible? BibleGateWay has searchable online bibles for a person to search the bible using keywords.

Can anyone can help Mark V. understand about searchable bibles?
---Steveng on 5/3/11




Allan, you are only looking at the negative side of things. You never mentioned one good and positive thing about Christianity. Why are there so many people doing bad things? Because of sin, you should know that. Sin in the world. Some worse then others. If you are looking for the bad things you will find them. If you look for the good things, you will find them. The good things will inspire you, the bad things won't. When we get to heaven, and sin is removed, there will be no more things to worry about or looked up on the computer.
---Mark_V. on 5/3/11


cjmybad //I took them by their word and their 'church' activities and trusted them.//

You are not the first one (nor the last, I'll bet) to make this mistake. Ps. 118:8-9 says: It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. But a Christian is still only "man" as the psalmist says.
If there is a situation where one would require a "written contract" from a non- Christian, demand the same from a Christian. If any man is honest he will not mind.

We generally trust people based on past experience, past behavior, not promises.
This is likewise wisdom in dealing with Christians.
---Donna66 on 5/3/11


cjmybad: christina, how are we supposed to know if they are being led by the Lord or not?
I cannot answer how you can know that. I simply answered the original question. There are no guarentees, Christian or not. I've Known extemely trustworthy Christians that would be my preference to work with. I,m sorry for the bad experience, especially seeing that your husband may otherwise have been witnessed to by his partner.
---christina on 5/3/11


christina, how are we supposed to know if they are being led by the Lord or not? I took them by their word and their 'church' activities and trusted them.
Their unremorseful ways almost ruined so many different lives - and still they look 'very holy' attending church every week.
---cjmybad on 5/3/11


Steven G, you should stay away from the online advice and get your advice from the Word of God because you have lost man depended on man and not on God.
That is why your theology is so corrupt. If God wants to save someone in China, He will put it in the heart of a believer and he will go to China and preach the gospel, and the one's God wants to save will receive faith to believe and they will be saved because they receive the Word of God with power. There is no lazy Christians in the body of Christ because Jesus is the Head of the body, there is no part of the body going one way and the rest going another way. And I don't mean the physical body, but the Spiritual body of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 5/3/11




This is my first time responding to a blog in a very long time. I lost my membership because I was inactive. Anyways, not sure what has been said already, but the Lord alone is worthy and to be trusted. A christian may be trusted if they are being led by the Spirit.
---christina on 5/2/11


Trav ... It's not one percenter in this case, it is about a 100,000th of 1%

In other words one in a million
---alan8566_of_uk on 5/2/11

Ha,Thanks Alan. Yeah, caught those .99999 places after I'd posted. You're wording is better. There are 2.1 billion Christians worldwide estimated. Your a number guy. Do the math on that, Alan just for the fun of it.
John may be more right than we know. It does say "many" not all.
Luke 13:24
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
---Trav on 5/2/11


Mark_V.: "...those whom God wants to save will be save. It does not depend on man but on God."

It does not depent on God for one to be saved, it depends upon the decision of the person being preached to. Christians are to preach the gospel, the Kingdom of God, and whoever shall listen, repent, and be baptised shall be saved. If the person loves God with all him heart, then he has chosen you. Who God DOES chose are the ministers, apostles, and prophets to do his will.

Do an online KJV bible search for the word "cho" to include the words chose, chosen, and choose. don't just read the verses, read the whole chapter.
---Steveng on 5/2/11


Trav ... It's not one percenter in this case, it is about a 100,000th of 1%

In other words one in a million
---alan8566_of_uk on 5/2/11


How is it that a country and a people who claim to be christian, Biblical and Godly are responsible for more than 3000 abortions a day, more than 4000 divorces a day, about 45-60 murders a day and have spent more money, brains and ingenuity on war, destruction and death than all other countries combined.

And in the last 60 years, this same country and people have invaded and killed more than 10 million men, women and children. I suspect that the Bible, Christianity and God demanded a little more moral uprightness from those who claim the name of the God of Peace, of Love and of Grace.

And amazingly by comparison, those really godless and dictatorial countries look rather ordinary.

---Allan on 5/2/11


Steveng --- People do not become Christian by trusting other Christians. They become Christians by trusting Christ.
When people hear the Word of God, it is the Holy Spirit that draws them, not Christians. If it was other fallible Christians that convinced and convicted them, their faith would not last a day.

Allen asks //what is there about the American Christians' practice that would demonstrate belief in a God of Love and Grace?// The list of projects to aid the homeless, ill and disadvantaged children and adults would take far too many words. The best examples are individual Christians, who again are too numerous to mention. It's easy to find "bad" examples, if that's what you are looking for.
---Donna66 on 5/2/11


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Remember that 99.99999% of people who say they are Born Again Christians are Fakes!
---John on 4/11/11

Show us how to be that one percenter John.

I'm one that said the "Churches were full of Hypocrites"....it dawned on me one day....that they needed a non Hypocrite in there...me. Ha. Found that I'm the weakest sinner of the lot.

Peter denied three times before the Rooster crowed.
Ahhhh....he pulled hisself togetha,and dealt with.....his-own-self.

If you're a one percenter, better than Peter....you'll probably get a chance to prove it.
James 3
2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
---Trav on 5/2/11


Other than the religious rhetoric, what is there about the American christians' practice that would demonstrate belief in a God of Love and Grace?
---Allan on 5/2/11


Steven G, it is not a question whether the unbelievers trust the Christians, it is the Truth of the gospel that brings people to Christ. If they preach the Truth with power, those whom God wants to save will be save. It does not depend on man but on God.
---Mark_V. on 5/2/11


If christians can't trust each other, how in the world would non-christians trust the christians preaching the gospel?
---Steveng on 5/1/11


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//It gets very difficult sometimes to get a complete thought written in 125 words//

good thoughts can't float in shallow water.

You can launch "God is an awesome God..." into 125, but try launching your thoughts and quoting scripture at the same time. they will bottom out quickly.
---aka on 4/29/11


StrongAxe/Alan,

Sometimes I think they should increase the Limit to 200 words.

It gets very difficult sometimes to get a complete thought written in 125 words.

Too much editing and slashing of important words or points.
---John on 4/29/11


alan8566_of_uk:

That's OK. Just last week, somebody else (in a different venue) went off on a rage at something I wrote to him, thinking I was being incredibly insensitive - and only after rereading what I actually wrote, he realized that he had misread it (in a very similar way to what happened here).

In fact, with the 125 word limit here, I often have to edit and re-edit messages to get them to fit, and in the process I sometimes introduce spelling or grammar errors, and sometimes catch myself almost posting something very wrong because of a misplaced "not", or "you" instead of "he", etc.
---StrongAxe on 4/29/11


StrongAxe ... I'm sorry ... I completely misread you.

I thought you said "It is people like you who "give God a bad name", and rather than being good witnesses for him, actively drive other people away from God"

Even when I looked at it again today, I read that!!

I can't explain it! Perhaps I should have taken more coffee to keep my brain awake.

My apologies
---alan8566_of_uk on 4/29/11


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Thank you Strongaxe and Willa, you guys put some great answers. For all come short of the glory of God even genuine Christians. But there is many who say they are Christians but must have received the wrong gospel that is being taught in this days, that of salvation of works. And if they see a Christian do those evil things to another they assume that genuine Christians can fall, and give up their salvation. Only those who believe in works, think they can lose what they earned. Those who are born of God never stop been born of God. If they fail, God will chastise them. If someone is not chastised by God, he is not one of God's.
---Mark_V. on 4/29/11


Gee alan8566_of_uk,

You missed the boat with strongaxe. As he say it is, he has been holding the opposite view to that you said! Of course, I have been reading your blogs for years now and know that you must not have had your coffe or tea when you read his blog.
---Nana on 4/28/11


alan8566_of_uk:

I'm sorry that you got that impression from what I wrote, because I've been consistently saying the exact opposite several times in this blog.

What I said was that people who call themselves Christians who do hurtful things to other people are abusing their privileged position. They are leveraging good will towards God to selfishly do evil towards others. Actions of subordinates always reflect on their superior. If God's perceived representatives do evil, others conclude that God must be evil too - thus causing God to be blasphemed and ridiculed because of those actions. Doing evil in God's name takes his name in vain.
---StrongAxe on 4/28/11


cjmybad I am so sorry to jhear of what happened to you, and sorry thatv it has led you to distrust Christians.

Unfortunately, there are many who call themselves "saved" who are not. It is all pretence.

That does not mean that real Christians are dishonest, nor that Christ is not there for you.
---alan8566_of_uk on 4/28/11


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StrongAxe ... -cjmybad has been hurt enough by self-professed Christians.

Do you need toi make it even worse?

Or do you think that just because they call themselves Christians, the thieves who stole from cjmybad have done no wrong to him?
---alan8566_of_uk on 4/28/11


cjmybad:

It is people like that who "give God a bad name", and rather than being good witnesses for him, actively drive other people away from God:
Romans 2:24
"For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written."


tom2:

It isn't MONEY that is the root of all evil: it is the LOVE of money:
1 Timothy 6:10
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
---StrongAxe on 4/27/11


one can only hope,but as we all realize money,and financial distress can make people do wierd things. as a whole saved people in business do have a better ract record,the lost usually are lost in the acquition process,but believers can be caught up in the same process when large amounts of money are involved,its called temptation.thats why scripture tells us that money is the root of all evil.
---tom2 on 4/27/11


willa, when someone looks you in the eyes and lies to you trying to decieve and hurt you and your family then I consider them bad Christians, especially since she is an outreach coordinator in her Fundimental Church. They both tried to ruin lives for control and money. I tried praying and overlooking things - I couldn't do it anymore.
---cjmybad on 4/27/11


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cjmybad,

there is no such thing as a bad Christian, only one who has sinned. If they feel they can do what they want and be forgiven, then there heart is evil and do not love God above all. I hope you did not mean it the way it sounded.
---willa5568 on 4/26/11


cjmybad, what is your real goal? Just read further in Titus.

Tit 3:8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people...
Tit 3:10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,
Tit 3:11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful, he is self-condemned.

Not everybody that says 'Lord, Lord' is saved.

I will stand by my word that you want to be in this position.
---aka on 4/26/11


NEVER BEEN BURN MORE THAN BY SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS! (especially Fundi's)
---John on 4/25/11


Strongaxe, I totally agree with your answers. The passages you gave are very true for all of us who answer here on line. When people disagree with another they normally many times answer with no love. They act as if they are not saved at all, giving evidence there is really no good fruits, so no love coming from them.

"1 John 4:20
"If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"
---Mark_V. on 4/26/11


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Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Which means that bad Christians can do what they want to and ask for forgiveness and walk away regardless of the harm they have done.
---cjmybad on 4/25/11


we are tempted when we are drawn away by our own lust. This is what can happen to any Christian and does, but when it becomes a continual thing there is something wrong. If there is no repentance their faith is dead (not real) and they will be judged not by grace but law as James says. You know a disciple of Jesus not by going to church, prayer, how many scriptures they can quote, but by there fruit. When Paul speaks of the fruit of the spirit he puts love first for a reason. Every thing after it stems from love. In 1Corinthians Paul explains what love is and is not. Sadly there are so many who call themselves "Christian", the world sees all who ARE Christians the same.
---willa5568 on 4/23/11


cjmybad:

The whole "forgiven and forgotten" attitude focuses on the violation of God's laws (i.e. one's sin against God) but totally ignores the violation of temporal laws, contacts, covenants, etc. (i.e. one's sin against one's neighbor).

It totally ignores the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself", as I'm fairly sure very few of the poeple who do such things would want their own partners and employees to scam THEM, or to take a "finders keepers" attitude towards THEIR property.

1 John 4:20
"If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"
---StrongAxe on 4/22/11


I have talked to many folks about what happened to my husband and the partner and I can't believe how many people have the same kind of things happened to them. The attitude was 'its been forgiven and forgotten'.
What is going on with that?
---cjmybad on 4/22/11


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Christians are only human and as such do stipid things. I have been ripped off mainly by Christians and Jehovah's Witnesses in the past. I even had JWs steal something from my home when they came to visit. Don't let them in the door unless you are packing and ready to use it, if need be. When I look for a business, I look for one with a good rep, recomemded by others I know. Personally, if someone thinks I should do business with someoneelse because they are religious, I avoid them like the plague.
---Daniel_Marsh on 4/17/11


StrongAxe: "...we're not doing our jobs right."

Our job to make our light shine is not the wearing of symbols, although many like celebrities who are not christians wear them also, is showing genuine love towards others. Genuine love which has almost entirely evaporated from the face of the earth during these end times is what glorifies God, not objects or symbols such as fishes and crosses. These objects and symbols are of the world in which ANYONE can wear even people who do not have the faith. Christians show their love not by what they wear, but what they DO. Christians set an example not by what they wear, but what they DO.
---Steveng on 4/17/11


Steveng:

We are commanded to "let our light shine before men". We aren't instructed to carry around an opaque box with the sign "FREE lightbulb inside". People should be able to tell that we're Christians by how we act. If we need to wear overt symbols like crosses, Jesus Fish bumper stickers, WWJD T-shirts and the like, to tell others that we're Christians (without which they wouldn't have a clue), we're not doing our jobs right.
---StrongAxe on 4/17/11


OK, so it's "wrong" to place a christian symbol in advertisements to attract only christians. Does a person not "advertise" that he or she is a christian when wearing the cross or a christian symbol?
---Steveng on 4/16/11


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For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness."
Matthew 23:15,23-25,27-28
This scripture reminds me of some of the hyprocratic people that I attended church with, like my husbands partner.
---cjmybad on 4/15/11


StrongAxe--how about the ones that start off "Calvary greetings!"?
---Cluny on 4/15/11


Peter:

While I have fortunately not seen any Nigerian-style 419 scams on this site, many of the ones I recieve in emails are thick with "Christian" words - for example, a dying widow who wants her husband's fortunes to go to a godly charity to benefit the poor rather than her greedy godless relatives. Many use language like this to try to convince you that they are Christians (and thus trustworthy, since Christians are not supposed to lie). But unfortunately, that doesn't stop non-Christians from lying and saying they are Christians, does it?
---StrongAxe on 4/14/11


if you remember some years back,bush asked and congress passed a integrity law, which requires ceos to conduct their business with more ntegrity,because apparently before there was none,personally only God,and those that people have been wronged know the truth.if your asking my opinion if its to good to be true,it usually isn,t,and integrity has been totally destroyed by our societys never ending greed
---tom2 on 4/14/11


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Steveng-//It is written in scripture for Christians to cater to those who are Christians first.//
Where in scripture is this written?

There is nothing to keep a non-Christian from advertising as if he was a Christian. Christians have a reputation for being somewhat gullible. What would keep a sharp worldly business owner from taking advantage of this?
And could you always tell a honest ad from a misleading one?
---Donna66 on 4/13/11


-Steveng: Your comment about Christians to cater to those who are Christians is fine, but in the case of 'using Christian symbols' we are not sure that the person USING the Christian symbol IS a Christian!

Even on this site, I have found people trying to set up huge frauds (the so-called Nigeria scam is endemic on Christianet!)
---Peter on 4/14/11


Does that mean that today's denominational churches are not doing their job?
---Steveng on 4/13/11

Yes. I know from experience that some churches won't even tell their Pastors/Leaders that they are into Criminal Behavior.

Example: Many other people see that Jim Bakker was "Forgiven" with only a "Slap On The Wrist" from the Assemblies Of God. His crime is now widespread today: Ponzi Schemes, Financial mis-dealings, etc.

I find it shocking that the SECULAR justice system holds these criminals more accountable for their crimes than the CHRISTIAN churches!

I'm not saying that ALL Christian business folks are untrustworthy. But, it is harder for me to gain their trust now.
---Sag on 4/14/11


I agree with StrongAxe about the 2 principals, if everyone made amends or did repentance for their bad deeds/sins then I think we could overlook or forgive them. But when their attitude is it's forgiven and don't worry about the conseqences to others is when there is such a backlash against them.
---cjmybad on 4/13/11


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Donna66: "Some people use Christian terms and symbols in their advertising just to appeal to Christians, whom they view as gullible."

You surely have the wrong attitude about terms and symbols used in advertisements. It is written in scritpure for christians to cater to those who are christians first.
---Steveng on 4/13/11


It is apparent that many of you don't trust a christian business person. It just goes to show that a true christian is a rarity in today's world. Does that mean that today's denominational churches are not doing their job?
---Steveng on 4/13/11


aka:

I was just saying that the term "saved" is quite subjective, and doesn't really mean much. Someone can say he is saved, but that's just his own opinion - he may be right, or he may be deluded into thinking he is, or he may know full well he isn't, but is lying about it in order to gain people's confidences. Until the Day of Judgment, we can't know for sure. (In the same way, wheat and tares grow together and aren't separated until harvest).

Statements like "I am saved", or "You can trust me" or "I am telling the truth" or "this email message is certified as virus free" can never be taken at face value, because those who say them could just as easily be lying about them.
---StrongAxe on 4/13/11


Your husband and your husband's partner are both unsaved: "Do people gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? Even so every good tree brings forward good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forward bad fruit. A good tree cannot bring forward bad fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forward good fruit. Wherefore by their fruits you all will know them. By this will all know that you all are my disciples, if you all have love one to another."
---Eloy on 4/13/11


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//Many feel it is fine to lie, cheat, and steal, because Jesus will forgive them in the end anyway.//

True. Jesus may forgive and actually "forget" our trespasses.

BUT Ordinary people DO NOT.
Do you want others to judge Christianity by the life you live? That is how they surely will judge.
---Donna66 on 4/13/11


//There is no "saved meter" you can point at someone to know if he is saved or not. //

Strongaxe, i can never tell about your posts. are you expanding what i said or are you saying that I said there is a saved meter?
---aka on 4/13/11


aka:

There is no "saved meter" you can point at someone to know if he is saved or not. About the best you can do is to go by what someone says about his own status (and rely on his own judgement and honesty), or to make your own guess, based on your own limited observations - which may or may not be accurate.
---StrongAxe on 4/13/11


Two relevant Christian principles:

1) We should be responsible for our actions, and morally above reproach

2) Jesus forgives all our trespasses.

Sadly, many Christians accept the second without worrying about the first. Many feel it is fine to lie, cheat, and steal, because Jesus will forgive them in the end anyway.

---StrongAxe on 4/12/11

Excellent Summary. Better said than I every could. Really!

My experience is that Churches, Pastors, Bible school students, etc. are LESS trustworthy than Criminals.

Why? They just quote #2, above, and DENY any Responsibility in #1. I'm left angry about their Stealing/Lying/Swindling me.

Example: Jim & Tammy Bakker
---Sag on 4/13/11


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Not any more or less than atheists.
---atheist on 4/12/11


//had to stop his saved partner from stealing//

who said he was saved?

if a man is trustworthy, christian or not, you can trust him.

christianity is a state of the heart and you relationship with Elohyim and the actions that come forth.
---aka on 4/12/11


Two relevant Christian principles:

1) We should be responsible for our actions, and morally above reproach

2) Jesus forgives all our trespasses.

Sadly, many Christians accept the second without worrying about the first. Many feel it is fine to lie, cheat, and steal, because Jesus will forgive them in the end anyway.

A good friend ran a Christian publishing business. He took two weeks off to get married. When he got back, he found his Christian partners had taken $70,000 of his money, started their own business, and taken all of his clients. They saw nothing wrong with this. Such people give Christians a bad name, to the world and other Christians alike (see Romans 2:24).
---StrongAxe on 4/12/11


using the term christians per se to denote a denominations doesn't guarantee that the person has a real and intimate relationship with God..it says in the bible that "by their fruits you will know them" (Matthew 7:16)..know the person by the fruit he produce (c:
---mj on 4/12/11


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Cluny, he actually thought he could get away with keeping it if they delivered it. I understand that most businesses have to add on a little money for profit that's why people go into business but outright lies and cheating is beyond me!
---cjmybad on 4/12/11


I am sad to hear this incident but I believe what you are saying is true.Not only about this man but many christians. This is a very deep subject that too few people(even christians) have the answer to. Times are very bad for everyone,right now. But this does not justify what the saved partner did. The saved partner saw an opportunity to get something for nothing, and he took advantage of it. Technically. The saved partner did not steal the machinery. He took advantage of the person who made the mistake. He had a choice to do the right or wrong thing. He chose to do the wrong thing. Shame on him.We as christians will always be dealing with one sin or another. We are not perfect. I hope he learns from this and turn from his evil ways.
---Robyn on 4/12/11


Wow. This is going to hurt a bit, but the truth is that the term "Christian" is thrown around very easily by many - both saved and unsaved. My best advice, is that you can only truly compare the Christian faith to Jesus Christ. I personally believe that if someone is using their Christianity to capitalize in business, then they are not honoring God. God says that you shall know them by their "fruit", meaning their actions. I liken someone using Christianity to advertise or gain business, to those that used the temples for selling in Jesus' day - it angered God then, and I would venture to say it still doesn't bring Him honor today.
---nancy5347 on 4/11/11


I used to advertise in a Christian yellow pages that put a logo on the ad showing agreement with a statement of faith, and a promise that the business would be run with Christian priciples. A man at church asked me if everyone who works for me is a Christian, I said no. He asked me if I thought it was hypocritical to sign the statement.

I told him that in my business dealings I had found the best way to run a company with Christian morals and ethics is to hire only non-Christians.
---James_L on 4/12/11


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"Can Christians be trusted in business matters?" No.
"It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.Psa 118:8
"Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. Jer 17:5
"Don't trust anyone, not your best friend or even your wife!" Mic 7:5 (NLT)
---josef on 4/12/11


I may be wrong, but if I have a choice between a "Christian" business person or a secular one, most the time I'd probably choose the secular, unless I know the person well. It's hard to be objective perhaps because one expects more of the Christian.

However, sometimes I wonder if the "Christian" isn't thinking that he can just ask God to forgive his indiscretion in his business dealings, and the secular person deals more fairly, knowing it's bad for business.
---Rod4Him on 4/12/11


Regrettably, the answer is NO.
I NEVER trust anyone in business because they claim to be a Christian. I've been taken too many times.

Some people use Christian terms and symbols in their advertising just to appeal to Christians, whom they view as gullible.

Some may be Christian...but if they believe YOU are a Christian, chances are they will expect you to "forgive" their poor business practices and not take them to court if they fail to honor their contract. When it comes to business dealings, I depend on references from friends or membership in the BBB and professional organizations.
---Donna66 on 4/11/11


NO WAY!!!

I've been burned more by so-called Christians than the worst Athiest out there!

Remember that 99.99999% of people who say they are Born Again Christians are Fakes!
---John on 4/11/11


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Did your husband's partner think this was a delivery for the business, and was mistaken, or was he really trying to steal it for himself?
---Cluny on 4/11/11


If a person is A TRUE CHRISTIAN they can be trusted.

If a person only claims to be a Christian, and it is not represented in how they live, I would not trust them in any way.

The Bible teaches we will know pwoplw by their fruits, Matthew 7:13-24.
---Rob on 4/11/11


There are many who call themselves "christian," and don't have any idea what is involved in being a follower of Jesus Christ. A true follower would not have any problem with the scenario you portrayed, though they may feel the temptation to do wrong.
---tommy3007 on 4/11/11


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