A Fallen World

In January, Tom Phillips, former CEO of Raytheon, passed away. In his Wall Street Journal obituary, there’s a story of a Harvard undergraduate who asked Mr. Phillips if he believed there was a contradiction between his Christian faith and running a missile manufacturing company. 

Mr. Phillips answered, “We would like it to be a world where armies and weapons were not necessary. But there is a basic greed in man. Man is flawed, I believe. And nations are flawed. We have to provide for a common defense.”

1 Corinthians 7:17 teaches, “Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.”

I believe that redeeming a fallen world requires God to place some people in tough industries.

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