What makes a business Christian?
We have been accused for months now of being a “so called Christian website”. That got us thinking. What should a Christian website look like? Is it possible for a website to be Christian?
Interesting questions. What makes Chick-fil-a a Christian company? Is it that they only serve chicken to Christians? What defines a business Christian or non Christian? Is every business either a Christian business or non Christian and what is that dependent on, is it who they do business with, or who the owners are?
We came to the conclusion that no business can be Christian. A Christian is someONE who has chosen to accept the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and walk in relationship with Him. Businesses can’t do that.
So where does that leave Christians who own businesses? We know thousands of business owners that love Jesus and follow Him. Some who do and some who do not have the word Christian in their business name.
We know Christian owners that clean chimneys for people , never once asking whether someone deserved to have their chimney cleaned based on how they spent their weekend. We know Christians who are accountants that reconcile the books for people that have had an arrest record. We know Christian doctors who would rush to the bedside of someone who was an instigator in a bar fight. Just to name a few.
Each person has a real living relationship with the Lord and each helping people who you might claim “do not deserve it.” But as it says in Romans 2 ...
“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.”
Romans 2:1 NLT
GiveSendGo is not a called Christian website because we only allow Christians on our site. GiveSendGo is just a platform, created by Christians who want to use their business to share the Hope we personally have found in Jesus. We know there are many people who come on our site that are raising money that have never have experienced the Love of Jesus. So we are going to use our little bits of php and HTML, sitting on vast servers known as the internet to serve people.
To serve those who have lost someone close and are going through a hard time. Maybe it's someone who has had a horrible diagnoses that has rocked their world both physically and financially. Serving families that have started the adeventure of adopting. Or starting a Church. To serve those who have made bad decisions and now have to live up to the consequences of those decisions in a court of law.
At GiveSendGo we won’t ask you if you deserve to start a campaign or if you have the right beliefs or the strongest ones. We won’t condemn you for the mistakes you have made no matter how big. We have made them too. We instead will introduce you to the one who says He loves you, and who desires a relationship with you , no matter who you are or what you have done. Because we are thankful that once upon a time someone shared that same Good News with us.
So that we now can call ourselves Christians .