Q: I’ve always tried to run my business honestly, but I have to admit I’m a very competitive person and I’ve always been fairly aggressive in my business dealings. Is this wrong in God’s eyes? Can you follow Jesus and still get ahead in the business world? — H.T.
A: There are no good reasons to believe that any gods, and especially Jesus, have ever existed. Therefore, you only have your personal moral code (and the legal code of your country, state, municipality, etc.) to guide you. Our system of capitalism is based on strong competition between merchants, brokers, tradespeople, importer/exporters, etc. and often rewards those that work hard and are most aggressive. I would advise you to ask yourself if your aggressive dealings cause undo harm to your competition and your customers/clients or are unfair in some way. If you feel that you are being fair and not causing undo harm, be aggressive as you like.
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