Issues the Christian Investor may consider when investing
- Insurance Companies
Life is a precious gift from God, therefore we will not invest in companies involved in
the abortion industry.
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, "let the little children come to Me, and do
not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Internet Companies
- Adult Entertainment
Pornography destroys families, therefore we will not invest in companies that produce
or distribute pornographic media.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of
the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.
- Anti-Family Producers
- Anti-Family Advertisers
Messages of violence and sexuality can negatively impact families, therefore we will
not invest in companies that produce or sponsor anti-family values.
Colossians 3:8 But now you yourselves are to put off all of these: anger, wrath,
malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
- Financial Support
- Employee Groups
- Active Involvement
We do not support companies that promote unbiblical alternative lifestyles.
Isaiah 3:9 The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and they
declare their sin as Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought
evil upon themselves.
Alcohol addiction hurts children and destroys families, therefore we will not invest in
companies that manufacture alcohol.
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led
astray by it is not wise.
Since tobacco is known to be a silent killer, we do not invest in companies that
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are a the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;
for the temple of God is holy which temple ye are.
Gambling leads individuals to become addicted to money and many families are torn apart
because of that addiction, therefore we do not invest in the gambling industry.
Proverbs 15:27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who
hates bribes will live.
8. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
- Executive compensation
- Shareholder respect
- Treatment of employees
Managing and leading a public company carries a
special responsibility of stewardship to many people
Romans 12:3 "…I bid everyone
among you not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each
according to the measure of faith which God has assigned
9. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
- Energy conservation and Green
- Proactive Environmental Impact
Taking good care of the creation God has given us is the
ultimate act of stewardship. Abusing that creation
is indeed an abomination in the eyes of our Lord.
Genesis 1:31 "And God saw everything that he had made,
and behold, it was very good…"
10. MILITARY AND GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES
- Responsible actions on the part
of munitions makers
- Acting as peacemakers
Investors seek responsible companies in endeavors of defense
and safety for others. It is also possible that some
investors would find all munitions and armament manufacturers
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall
be called sons of God."
The information that appears on this page is not a solicitation to buy or sell any
security. Investors should always consult a current prospectus for any information
regarding the specific merits of a mutual fund investment. Some of the material that appears on this page
has been used with permission from the Timothy Plan group of mutual funds.
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