Daily Archives: July 15, 2009
I saw an advertisement for this website in the corner of Facebook, and I have to wonder what the atheists are going to think of it once news of it starts to spread.
Most likely, they are going to mock it. They are going to tout it as proof that Christians want to be exclusive in their dealings, or want special privileges.
Personally, I have two problems with it. Yes, that’s right: I have a problem with this. First, we are supposed to be in the world, but not of the world. If we are to share the gospel, we need to deal with people who are both in and of the world. That means we shouldn’t exclusively deal with other Christians. This website is encouraging doing just that.
Now, that isn’t to say that we shouldn’t patronize Christian businesses, or that it is never a good idea to want to do that. Sometimes, we need to talk to our fellow Christians. For example, if you are looking for a counselor or a psychologist, a Christian probably would want to talk to a fellow Christian. In that case, a website like this can be a great tool.
Second, the website declares that any profits will be tithed according to Scripture. According to Scripture, you give to God first, not last. Profits are what you arrive at once all your bills are paid. They are giving God the bottom 10%, not the top 10%. This might be picky (or even hypocritical on my part), but I still have a problem with it. They are not, in fact, tithing according to Scripture.
That said, I probably will use the site to advertise my business if I ever get one together. It only costs $75 per year, which is a reasonable price for that type of exposure. And I think that this website will really start to take off once more businesses sign up for it.