Corporations Are a Battlefield and a Mission Field
Analysis. Our Founding Fathers were diligently attuned to the threat of tyrannical government, but a lesser-discussed threat has arisen in the last few decades.
Big corporations and large companies have become international purveyors of ideology and wield immense influence.
For example, Amazon has four times as many employees as Belize has residents. Walmart has more employees than Slovenia has citizens.
Now, so many of these companies are pushing a radical agenda on issues like gender and sexuality across the globe, putting them on the front lines of the culture war.
Now, a leading conservative voice, Matt Schlapp, chairman of the leading conservative organization CPAC, unveiled “a new shared strategy to reprimand corporations that have gone woke.” They published a letter saying that no Republican seeking a leadership position will have their support without to not meet with or work with these kinds of companies.
From the letter:
For the first time in almost 30 years, Republicans will achieve a majority largely without the support of Fortune 100 companies. Instead, conservatives will take control led by activists and entrepreneurs who are exhausted and offended by the radical left policies pushed by these publicly traded companies.
I’m not endorsing this decision necessarily, just pointing out that the war for the hearts, minds, and influence of big business is well underway.
Will the church join in?
And on top of that, if these companies are larger and more influential than many nations today, shouldn’t we be treating them as a mission field?
We need an army of Kingdom warriors to reach these companies from the inside both to win them for Christ and to bring reformation of their ideas that are pervading every corner of the globe.
They have become a battlefield in the culture war and a mission field for the gospel.
Insider Intercessory Information
There are many ways to share the gospel, but in my experience working in the private sector…
Radical love and radical boldness are the way forward.
For example, a few years ago while working for a private company in the Washington, D.C., area, one of my coworkers asked me to help her pick up some furniture she had purchased online. Now, this coworker had a bit of Catholicism in her family but had ventured into alternative spirituality at this point.
These chairs she wanted me to pick up were very far away and would take up most of my evening driving. But I did it anyway.
At the same time, I had an idea. I told her, “I’ll help you get the chairs, but you have to let me share the gospel on the drive.”
(At this point we had had a few conversations about faith and were friendly. I think she thought it was sweet but naive that I believed such a thing.)
She thought about my offer for a moment and then agreed. “Deal.”
Usually we should just love people with no strings attached, but I think in this instance the Lord gave me wisdom. Plus we had the relational capital for me to be coy and push her a bit.
The night came, and I picked her up in my car. She got in and immediately said, “ok what’s the pitch?”
She was playful but listened as I shared the story of Scripture for probably half an hour.
She did not get saved that day, but I believe that I planted seeds that day that others can come along and water. The Holy Spirit can keep working on her.
All this to say, radical love and radical boldness can give us opportunities to turn the private companies leading our nation into Kingdom outposts in the next reformation and revival.
We need to change how we see corporations. They are not faceless logos that only influence Silicon Valley or New York City. They are front and center in the war for whether or not our nation will have a Biblical worldview.
And they have millions of people who need to meet their Father.
So…let’s get to work.
With that in mind, let us pray.
-Father, we ask that you pour out revival on the corporations and companies in our nation. Give conviction to the leaders and Kingdom workers to share the gospel with radical love and radical boldness.
-Lord, we ask that you bring about a reformation in the private sector. No longer let corporations be the purveyors of evil ideologies. Bring them back to Biblical foundations and principles, Lord.
-Father, give us courage to boldly share the gospel with our coworkers. Give us a radical love and true obedience to share the truth!
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
“And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” -Jonah 4:11
How are you praying for corporations in America? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C., area, covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: Yender Gonzalez on Unsplash.
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