A Christian Worldview In A Global Business Economy

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"The purpose of developing a Christian view of the world is not merely to evaluate and judge the world, but to change it," (Boa, 2004). Having a Christian worldview is hard enough in American but add in the entire world and it can be a little trickier. Thinking Christianly has a major impact on how someone would do business overseas, in a global economy. When it comes to a Christian worldview in a global economy there are numerous issues that can come up. Different countries and cultures have different things that they deem acceptable; however, when you are looking at it from a Christian standpoint you may have to handle things in a different manner. Just because something is acceptable or legal in the world does not make it acceptable to someone with a Christian worldview. John 17:17 says that, "The word is truth," so when one is looking for direction and guidance in any aspect of business he will always know that the word of God is truth that he can turn to. Although the field of business has many negative connotations with Christianity there are also positive ones. There are two main issues that this paper will address. The first issue, pollution, can be view negatively. The second issue, job opportunities, can be view positively.

The first issue, Environmental issues play a key role in why some companies do business overseas. A lot of American based companies like to establish their productions in Mexico because of the lower environmental rules. Many third world countries do not have limitations like America on pollutions and things of that nature. From a Christian standpoint, the prophet Nahum wrote about these things saying, "You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more than the stars of the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away," (Nahum 3:16). Nahum does speak a word of truth for today. The greediness of man has stained the land through our careless taking of profit. It is all too common for humans to take from the land without even thinking of how it might be impacting the earth.

If one is a Christian looking to establish a business in a third world country, instead of just falling into the secular worldview of thinking that it is okay to dump waste into their water because there is no law against it; one might look at from a Christian worldview.
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