Morality & Investing: Investing As A Christian
As it concerns believers in Christ and investing, I find that sometimes they’re very conflicted. Today, I want to go over my thoughts as it concerns this topic, since I periodically get questions along these lines.
Some believers say, “I’m not getting involved with stocks because that’s gambling”. And to that I’d say, when you buy shares in a company that has real assets and real earnings and it’s bought at a value price and serves the needs of others…that’s far from a gamble. So I’d call ignorance on that one. In other words, they don’t know how to size up and value a company. They just see it gyrating up and down on a chart and it seems “random” to them…or “like a gamble”, of which it’s not.
Now…can you gamble with stocks? I believe it’s possible and it’s why I dodge these type of stocks. 90%+ of my investable assets will always be in prudent investments which are in huge companies that are fundamentally solid. If you ever have speculations, they should be VERY small and never get you off track from your retirement goals. Anything that can derail you from your retirement goals is simply not being a good steward of what’s been entrusted to you, by God.
Secondly, you’ll hear believers sometimes say, “I’m not getting involved with the stock market. That’s just worldly and filthy lucre. After all…money is the root of all evil.”
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