As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

Same Salvation Different Rewards

Is equal pay for the lazy and the hard-working fair? Does the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) indicate that it is right to base pay upon an employee’s ability, diligence and results? Bible passages indicate a double share of inheritance for firstborns (Deuteronomy 21:17) and a double honorarium or pay for diligent preachers (1 Timothy 5:17). Is God okay with giving someone five times more investment capital and paying ten times what another received? Is God also okay with giving the productive person a ten percent raise on top of their great reward? What would God say about grossly excessive salaries that are perhaps hundreds of times more? Ultimate justice will be handed out in eternity where there will be the same salvation but different rewards based on what we do with what God gave us.

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