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sesquipedalian: There's a difference between a non-Christian company, and a company that is putatively Christian but keeps making compromises. This is not the first compromise they have made. Dec 1, 2019 18:31:25 GMT -6
fitz: I would just say (as a business owner myself), there is no such thing as a "Christian business". A business cannot be a Christian, only a person can be a Christian. The CEO may run his company by a set of "Christian values", but that doesn't restrict him Dec 1, 2019 18:37:29 GMT -6 *
fitz: from making a business decision...bottom line. Stockholders, all that Dec 1, 2019 18:37:57 GMT -6
fitz: In my experience and humble opinion, all my customers money is green. I am in business to make money, grow the business. As a Christian, I want to be Jesus to all of my customers too. I know about this because I had a business where this was daily life. Dec 1, 2019 18:41:06 GMT -6
fitz: It's a tough thing to do. Balancing act, and difficult at a personal level for the Christian making the decisions, without compromising. Dec 1, 2019 18:42:13 GMT -6 *
fitz: This is the the world's system...but praise God, Jesus is coming soon! Then we will be operating in His perfect system...forever! Dec 1, 2019 18:48:47 GMT -6
mike: Fitz & D4L you guy are right. If it werent in the news I wouldnt even know about it. Just very disappointed that they caved Dec 2, 2019 7:10:17 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: "A business cannot be Christian, only a person can" is a distinction without a difference. Rephrase that as "there's a difference between a company run by people who don't adhere to Christian values, and a company run by people who supposedly do, Dec 2, 2019 14:04:52 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: but who keep making compromises". The point is the same. Dec 2, 2019 14:04:55 GMT -6
EnochWalked: fitz: Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective. A CEO of a large company typically doesn't own all the shares, and so is entrusted to act as a faithful steward of the company's resources. There are limits to how generous a company can be. Dec 2, 2019 16:04:58 GMT -6
fitz: Correct EW. No [Christian] CEO of a company of this size calls the shots in isolation and shareholders always demand profits. Nothing wrong with that. It's called "doing business". Dec 3, 2019 5:30:56 GMT -6 *
EnochWalked: Of course, there's more to life than business and profits, but yes, I think that serving customers and dealing honestly can be done for Christ even if we don't always highlight that He is our ultimate motivation. (I also remember His words in Luke 14:28). Dec 3, 2019 22:18:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "activists in the Likud’s right flank ... tried to convince the party’s MKs to gather 61 signatures for a different one of them to be prime minister" Dec 3, 2019 22:19:08 GMT -6
mike: Lev 11:44, Lev 19:2, Lev 20:7, Lev 20:26, Lev 22:32, 1Pet 1:16 - BE HOLY FOR HE IS HOLY Dec 4, 2019 9:17:20 GMT -6 *
Bora: Generally speaking, I do not care if a business has "Christian values" but that they are honest and fair. This company was silly in it's approach to being honest and fair. Dec 4, 2019 13:32:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Gil says he believes with complete faith that a Messiah will still come and prevent a third election, even though it currently looks detached from reality, and that the Jewish people never lose hope" Dec 4, 2019 15:17:56 GMT -6
EnochWalked: “It’s a historic move that will end the [formal] conflict [with those states] and enable civilian cooperation until the signing of peace agreements,” Dec 4, 2019 16:03:23 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: @enochwalked Perhaps you weren't aware that Chick-Fil-A is a privately owned company. Dec 4, 2019 20:38:27 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sesquip: That's a good point, but I still think that the owner of a privately owned company doesn't necessarily have a moral duty to damage the value of their company by publicly supporting unpopular causes. Brave to do so, but maybe donate anonymously. Dec 5, 2019 3:56:02 GMT -6
bernie: REPORT: Trump and Netanyahu Finalize Pact to Be Military Allies in Gog and Magog: Dec 5, 2019 11:19:00 GMT -6
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