Re: [Covenanted Reformation Club] Work related Q's
- jrschuiling wrote:
> Hi all,You are not bound to remain in any job you don't want to be in. You are
> As I posted earlier I have started a new job, I have a few questions
> I would like to thow out there reguarding work for y'all-
> Is the Christian bound in any way in our free employment culture to
> remain at a job where you are treated harshly and subjected
only obliged monetarily to support yourself and to have something to
provide for the poor. You must engage in honorable work that is kingdom
building, but the details of that work are I think a matter of Christian
> When a supervisor tells you to do something to decieve the boss inYou should obey your boss and your immediate supervisor whenever you can
> some way what do you do?
honorably do so. In all cases, you must obey God rather than men. If
your mother, whom you ought to honor, tries to turn you against your
father, especially for dishonorable purposes, what do you do then? You
honor both parents as a way of having only one God and of having no
other god. See fifth commandment.
> When a boss or supervisor tells you to do poor quality work what doYou do not steal.
> you do?
> When you are told to do something that cheats the customer what doYou do not steal.
> you do?
> Is it stealing to take things your employer throws away?Not if he threw it away, unless he has a rule about not taking things
that have been thrown away. In any case I would think you were entitled
to take it once it is off his property. That may mean you have to look
for it at the land fill.
> How do the following verses apply to the modern work environment?I rather think that this injunction is tied directly to a condition of
> Ephesians 6:5
> Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with
> sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
involuntary servitude and would base the duty to obey your employer upon
other texts. I think that in view of these verses it should be
impossible for anyone to say that slavery (involuntary servitude) per se
is unbiblical or unethical. I'm open to correction.
> Colossians 3:22As above.
> Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only
> when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity
> of heart and reverence for the Lord.
> 1 Timothy 6:1As above.
> All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters
> worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not
> be slandered.
> Titus 2:9As above.
> Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to
> please them, not to talk back to them,
> 1 Peter 2:18As above.
> Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only
> to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are
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