Jesus Credit Card Raises a Few Eyebrows
Aug. 4, 2004
Craig Brown, Reporter
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Thursday August 5, 2004
The Bible has told Christians for ages not to worship both God and money. But now maybe you can. A new credit card featuring the Calvary’s three empty crosses begs the question: What’s in God’s wallet?
“Of course our regular customers are thrilled because they can earn points and give gift certificates for our stores,” says Cedar Rapids Family Christian Store Manager Patty Stone.
Family Christian Stores nationwide are offering the new Mastercard with an image some Christians say their master wouldn’t approve being on a charge card. Stone says she’s heard a few comments both positive and negative from her customers.
“There are some people who say that they don’t think it’s right for us to issue credit cards to go into debt. And our stand on it is we’re not encouraging people to go into debt because we sell a lot of books that encourage them that if they use a credit card, to pay it off monthly.”
Store Customer Rusty Parenteau believes all of our money came from God to begin with. “I think it’s a great idea, it’s a great witnessing tool.” “In God We Trust” is already printed on all American currency, and many people have Christian symbols on their checks.
Stone says her store has offered the cards for a year and-a-half. She says so far the sales are slow, but the rewards are priceless.
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