Christian Business International Newsletter

 

No.117, April 2014

Editorial

The Mindful Revolution -
A Glimpse of What is Real

Do Unto Others: Is It a Good Business Plan?

Extra Space to Use:
Save on the BTUs

Daily Discipline:
God's Guidance For the
Business World Today

Christian Corps International Newsletter

Christian Business Communities
and the New Democracies

Can you and I do anything to contribute to the new democracies in the Middle East and Africa and the emerging economies of Asia?   Certainly – if you have run a small business, go and live and start businesses there that develop the national resources for the benefit of others.   Where two or three are gathered and work together in His name, there He will change situations and lives through example rather than word alone.

Democracy is possible only if there are some unselfish hearts – real business depends on the same unselfishness.   This is the difference between godless business and godly business.   Genesis 3:19 describes the business of a fallen world–“in the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread"; Genesis 1:28    describes work as God’s great commission to his Son in each human being – fill the earth and subdue it!

 Normal bankers, mortgage lenders, and rating agencies didn’t cause the worldwide recession, but banks, mortgage lenders and rating agencies with selfish hearts did.   Business and democracy both fail when selfishness is unrestrained.   Both prosper when unselfishness is unrestrained.   Control Data in Minnesota was started to meet human needs through profitable enterprises.   Buckminster Fuller proved that life succeeds when life is lived for others.   Bankers, mortgage lenders, and rating agencies have to make money to serve society, but if they’re in business to make money for themselves they become parasites on the rest of us.

Here are some business communities that have been doing this for thirty years - as have many others – if you want to deal with your own selfish heart and then do business to develop and build human societies, I suggest you start with the Escape from Self talks on the homepage.

Christian Business International is an organ of Christian Corps International.
CCI is a federation of international businesses that are at Christ's disposal.
Their primary purpose is His filling the earth and subduing it: this transposes the power
and purpose of work from man (Genesis 3:19) to God (Genesis 1:28)
and radically affects every area of business.

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Staff Editor: Ernest O'Neill
Production Editor: Joanne Leitschuh
U.K. Correspondent:Martha Nelson
U.S.A.Marty Poehler
Thailand Correspondent: Dan Schafer

 

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