If it’s based on the Bible or Christianity, then run, don’t walk, away. Or as I often quote, be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
It’s not that there is a problem with Christianity or the Bible, but when someone makes a big deal about proclaiming their faith, then you have to wonder why their deeds don’t speak well enough for them. It’s a variation of Vaughan’s Law (yes, my own law, named after me). I’ve said for years if someone has a license plate “2???4U” then you know it should be “Not Enough ??? To Feel Good About Myself.” When was the last time you saw someone with “2SEXY4U” on a plate and the person was actually sexy and not a greasy haired pimply guy driving a muscle car trying to pick up chicks (oh, and weighing 250-400 lbs)? This may sound off topic, but I’m quite serious about this. If someone is that sexy, they don’t have to say it on their license plate. If a guy is that hot, he’ll be getting laid whenever he wants and he doesn’t need to advertise.
The point is that when people start saying, “I’m too sexy,” or “This is a Christian business,” then run away. If they have to say, “We’re professionals,” then run. Which Ghostbuster said, “Back off man, I’m a scientist?” He’s also the one that talked about being professional, but Venkeman was the least professional of all of them. See my point?
If he’s truly helping people and truly Christian, he won’t need to say so. Every time I’ve ever done business with a company that makes a big deal about their faith, I’ve regretted it. A while back I was at a public show and someone was giving out pens to people as they walked by. “Grapevine Computer Repair. A Christian company.” What in Heaven’s name does it matter if a computer repair company is Christian?
Are they going to faith-heal my computer? I’ve been making my living with computers for years, including fixing all of mine if they go down and I can tell you that one’s faith has nothing to do with computer repair skills.
The same is true with financial works. If they know what they’re doing and know how to run an organization, then it doesn’t matter if they’re Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Taoist, Wiccan, Santarian, Voudon, Hindi, or anything else. It matters that they know what they’re doing.
When they start saying they’re Christian, they’re doing it so they can make sure you know it — and if they say it that’s because down inside they know their actions won’t show it. They are the hypocrites on the street corner that pray loudly so everyone can hear them, then they go back home, settle down in their opulent homes, and talk about how good they are.