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But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God See how your business, and your life in business, can be dedicated to GodÕs glory. Grudem offers solid guidance for avoiding marketplace temptations while simultaneously Business for the Glory of God () by Wayne Grudem. (96 pages) Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady–manipulating the “bottom line,”.

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Jun 03, Russell Gehrlein rated it it was amazing. It’s worth noting that Greek and Pauline scholar Rodney Reeves argues that the great famine and poverty that ot the Jerusalem church was a consequence of their attempt to sell their properties and share it amongst themselves.

I believe we need both types of Christians as well as those who fall somewhere in betweenand that the Church thrives with members who have wealth, as well as those who are willing to give up all material possessions and live a life of radical faith.

The definition of “poverty” varies among societies, for some it’s a standard of living, others it’s a gini coefficient– inequality.

Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business

Attitudes of heart May 18, Phil Whittall rated it it was ok. The final chapters were excellent reminders of correctly aligning one’s heart, and responding to global need. Man, as a sinner, can and does certainly corrupt it into something bad; but contrary to the belief that business or even profit is a “necessary evil” Grudem shows that it is truly grudemm good institution that God uses to bring glory to Him As the title suggests, this vusiness is about doing business for the glory of God.


But he says, ‘The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts'” Hag. This is strange considering Grudem’s occupation as a systematic theologian. Businesspeople should not feel guilty about business, since it’s God-glorifying, and we should therefore see more businesses opened, preferably in locations of poverty where those are needed. Now, communism is not a biblical idea.

For example, Grudem cites the interworking relationship of the Trinity to support his claim that commercial transaction among humans is fundamentally good. The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Feb 15, Joe Haack rated it liked it. The reason poor countries are poor are because of poor governance, massively inefficient bureaucracies all of which is true but it’s not the whole story.

Man, as a sinner, can and does certainly corrupt it into something bad; but contrary to the belief that business or even profit is a “necessary evil” Grudem shows that it is truly a good institution that God uses to bring glory to Himself, and He created it for that purpose. Our production from the earth is also part of the process of cultivating the earth, subduing it, and multiplying what comes from it Gen 1: Business for the Glory of God: Rich Brott Limited preview – Contrasting the Gnostic thinking that has saturated the modern church which says that “money is evil” and that the “wealthy should be taxed more”.

He pretty mush just said that debt can be used unwisely. This is a helpful message for both Christians or secularists who believe business is intrinsically evil, and for Christians who have heard that full-time ministry is the only first-class vocation, and business is for second-class Christians wishing to support “ministry.


Grudem first attempts to prove that, say, competition is “fundamentally good” by using a medley of passages and biblical examples. His thesis was well supported, interesting, and was very helpful for me personally.

Business for the Glory of God – Wayne Grudem

For those already familiar with the Protestant work ethic there probably isn’t anything in here that you are not already aware of. So while it is good to be in business, and it is good to equip those who are called to business, this short book is unbalanced by taking complicated issues and making them black and white.

Mar 11, Justin Tapp rated it liked it Shelves: But who are these agents of the devil? If you are in business and you are a Christian, this is a must read. Would of like more explanations and grudemm focus on solutions to negatives in business. It sometimes seemed as if Grudem was prooftexting his preference for the way business is done in our economy, rather than simply taking the Bible’s teaching at face value. Business appears thf us as synonymous with greed and corruption.

The temptation for misuse: Isn’t becoming a slave to someone always unwise? Rent-seeking behavior to protect a monopoly, and exploitation of market power. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a co-founder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and has published nearly 20 books including Evangelical Feminism. Or sometimes it considered outright evil.

Effect on world poverty Again, this is a primer, as it’s only 83 pages before notes and index.