Every religious faith has its own prescription for spiritual capital. However, the Christian faith offers a unique proposition that gives business a redemptive purpose beyond just the temporal. Hence, the Biblical model of business can best be described as a redemptive enterprise. King Solomon writing in the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible reminds us that work ‘done under the sun’, that is, from a human perspective without God, is ‘vanity and grasping of the wind’. It is a meaningless activity. However, when done from ‘above the sun’, that is from God’s perspective, work or business finds meaning and purpose.
God’s redemptive plan
What is God’s ‘telos’ (Greek for ‘end goal’) for business? Well-known theologian and author J. I. Packer’s narrative of God’s mission in the world provides illumination for this. Packer declared that the mission of God is nothing less than the redemption and re-creation of the entire fallen created order.
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