One of the greatest lies of our age, and one that has seriously undermined the influence of the church and power of the Christians, is that believers should not be involved in business or politics.
This fallacy has been detrimental from two separate flanks.
First, this flawed belief has caused Christians to self-isolate from the rest of the world because they have been fooled into thinking holiness is avoiding that which isn’t godly, rather than understanding and believing that they are meant to affect the world around them.
Second, it has removed the opportunity for God to influence the businesses and governments through believers because those that follow Him have foolishly run from the two arenas that impact the world in the greatest way.
The saddest part is that those who have rejected business and government have somehow overlooked the actual text of scriptures!
Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, David, Solomon, Daniel, Esther, Peter, Paul and even Jesus all exemplified business and/or political savvy in God’s name. They all influenced the world around them in far more ways that just attending church. They were in the marketplace, running businesses, sitting on thrones or standing in front of kings, all in the name of furthering the name of God through government and through business as well as preaching the gospel of God’s love and grace.
It is no wonder the world looks the way it does when the ones who are meant to influence it have either avoided it because of flawed ideologies or cower from it in the name of religion.
It is time for the believers to take their place and to once again influence the world through faith rather than hiding from the world because of self-imposed isolation.
“Go into ALL the world and preach the gospel!”