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Discussion Board Forum 2 Case Study

Business Ethics
Roger Charnock
BUSI 561

Abstract
Most people are committed to doing the right thing; however that is not always the case in business. Since the days of a formal handshake to close a deal, the contract has evolved into a complex process. Many years ago society believed in the power of the spoken word; thus the statement my word is my bond, however since the downfall of mankind in the garden mistrust and out right egregious acts to undermine the boundaries of right and wrong has become more prevalent, especially in business. Christians conducting business in this present business model have to protect themselves from individuals who are self-seeking and unscrupulous. This paper will look at one example of contracts, while maintaining your spirituality.

Contracts
“In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19 Amplified Bible). Since the days of Adam, society has tried to find an angle, something that will give them an advantage. While competition is good especially in the world of contracting, fair and reasonable is the oil that lubes the contracting wheel. Still this sense of right or wrong does not prevent poor contracts or unscrupulous dealings. The struggle for supremacy had its impetus with Cain and Abel. Jealousy and material gain will create irrational thoughts and entice someone to do wrong. The Bible states it best in this verse “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it (Genesis 4:7 Amplified Bible). God has given us clear instructions in our dealings with others to do well; else we will have temptations that could overcome us. Cain was overcome with anger and the fear of…...

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