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Fri. Dec. 01, 2017

Why Does Jesus Commend the Dishonest Manager?

Category: General
By: Paul Carter


The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager seems to show Jesus approving of dishonest and unethical business practices; but how can that possibly be?

The story centres around a man who is about to be fired for wasting his master’s property. He is not suited to physical labour and he’s too proud to become a beggar, so he devises an ingenious scheme in order to provide for his retirement. He goes around to each of his master’s creditors and he revises their bills such that they end up in his debt. His master is a religious man and doesn’t want it exposed that he was skirting the laws of usury, so for the sake of his own righteous reputation, he is forced to let the matter pass. Keep reading...


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