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Offline Susan2001

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I have known a few that "get caught up" in what their secular boss wants them to do and they end of serving the company instead of God, perhaps due to fear of losing their job, they want more promotions, more money,  becoming badgering to employees to please the boss,  etc.  Sometimes when Christians get into positions of authority a hissing sound starts happening.

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Any human in the position of authority has the potential to become awful, it's called living in a fallen, sin filled world.  Acting like a wild donkey comes naturally to some.

It does, however, cause more responsibility to happen if you are in authority.  Use it wisely.

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Quote from: Eph.6:5-9
5  Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8  knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Quote from: Col.4:1
Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Quote from: 1 Tim.6:1,2
Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.


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Not if they're female.  ::peeking::

Over to you, Dwight.  ::eatingpopcorn:

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Not if they're female.  ::peeking::

Over to you, Dwight.  ::eatingpopcorn:


 rofl  Brethren, you do know we can laugh at ourselves don't you?

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Integrity in a Christian is a function of growth and all do not possess it. Are they selling their souls in that behavior? No, but they are sure missing blessings now, and the reward they could have when they meet Jesus. Payday someday?

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I have known a few that "get caught up" in what their secular boss wants them to do and they end of serving the company instead of God, perhaps due to fear of losing their job, they want more promotions, more money,  becoming badgering to employees to please the boss,  etc.  Sometimes when Christians get into positions of authority a hissing sound starts happening.

Well, think of it as a test, some pass, some don't.

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Many like the entitlement of having authority over others and becomes a power game to them. These people usually are not of God as they display bad fruits. As a child of God having authority over others in the work place they also need to be displaying the grace of God in all their actions as being no respecter of person, but using the discipline of God in how they treat others as they would want to be treated.

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Not if they're female.  ::peeking::

Over to you, Dwight.  ::eatingpopcorn:

 HR for that remark you get to ::walkingdog:: and clean the ::flushing:: for I am ::girl:: and hear me roar !!!

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Not if they're female.  ::peeking::

Over to you, Dwight.  ::eatingpopcorn:

 HR for that remark you get to ::walkingdog:: and clean the ::flushing:: for I am ::girl:: and hear me roar !!!
The dog is my wife's; I don't walk it. We don't have urinals. ;)

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I completely agree with fassopony. Anyone in a position of authority has the potential to become awful.
Yes, (gasp!) even Christians!  I mean, seriously. Come on, guys.




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But there is also a chance to become an awesome spokesman for God.

Daniel
Servant girl in 2Kings 5:2-4
General Jerry Boykin
(Trying to remember the football player)

A job is just a job given to you by God. Your boss was placed over you in the same way Rome, Persia, Greece and Babylon was over Israel at some point.

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"But there is also a chance to become an awesome spokesman for God."

 ::amen!::


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Absolutely! Scripture makes it clear that it is God who places one in a position of authority. So if he is in control, how are we then limited from entering those positions?