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Integrity Moments - Dec. 19, 2011

  • 2011 Dec 19




Christian Businesses? 
By Rick Boxx
December 19, 2011

While teaching in a prison I was asked, "As a Christian can I start a tattoo parlor, a bar, or other business that many Christians may disapprove of?"


There was a time in my life I would have dogmatically answered no, but now I'm not so quick to judge without a lot more information.


Jesus said in Mark 12:30, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."

To decide if a business is acceptable for a Christian, ask yourself, "Can I do it in a way that loves God, and my neighbor?" 

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