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The Real Estate Push – Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops. ~ Luke 12:2-3

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“Probably the most useful advice I can provide for the Christian who is planning to enter into any sort of real estate transaction is to consider carefully where the loyalties of the professionals they will rely upon for assistance are really directed. In other words, are the real estate agent, the loan officer the title insurance agent, the appraiser, the home inspector, the lawyer loyal to you or merely loyal to the transaction itself?” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Tax Dance – And he said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” ~ Luke 20:25

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“There are few subjects Jesus addresses so directly and bluntly as the matter of paying taxes. And the perspective of Jesus, the genuine “Christian perspective” if ever there was one, is simple: Pay the taxes you owe. And it’s repeated in three of the four gospels. There is no question that the law and Christian teaching, the teaching of Jesus himself, are perfectly aligned on this issue.”

“Yet many Christians inexplicably seem to struggle with honesty and full compliance when it comes to paying taxes. And some Christians continue to dance around the issue of taxes almost as if they believe there is an entirely separate standard of morality that applies, as if the distinction between lies and truth mysteriously evaporates in the realm of taxation.” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Business of Ethics – The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. ~ Proverbs 21:6

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“Scripture teaches that acquiring wealth through dishonest practices is unacceptable that only the righteous earn a true reward. If we, as Christians, simply adopt the questionable business ethics prevalent in the world around us, then we are treading on dangerous ground with God. Regardless of what society tells us is okay, regardless of what everyone else seems to be doing, we need to be c careful not to lead us into treating anyone unfairly or deceptively.

“Jesus says, “You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13) and I think the biggest challenge for any Christian business, for anyone with customers or clients or employees or suppliers whoever it is we encounter, is to focus on humanity o the people we deal with. It’s far too easy to start looking at dollar signs and forget the person in front of us . . . “ .” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Bankruptcy Bailout – “Everything is permissible” – but not beneficial. “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own goo, but the good of others. ~ I Corinthians 10:23-24

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“But like so many of our cherished freedoms, the bankruptcy concept was intended for a culture in which strong Christian moral values were prevalent. Whether a person could legally qualify for bankruptcy protection or not, it was generally understood that bankruptcy would be used by debtors only as a last resort. Today, however, in our emerging post-Christian culture, those assumptions no longer hold true. . . . bankruptcy seems to have developed into just another option, a personal decision to be made without regard for how it affects anyone else.” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Living-Will Slippery Slope – Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. ~ Psalm 139:6

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“My fundamental concern about living wills arises not from their use of initially envisioned, but rather from the common misuse, mis-application, and misunderstanding of the living-will concept. I believe that God view human life as a sacred thing. However, there are many groups and individuals within our culture who do not share that view. These forces manifest themselves in various ways at various times.” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Medicaid-Planning Shell Game – If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ~ I Timothy 5:8

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“Without regard to life expectancy, material wealth, or available government programs, it seem abundantly clear from the Bible and Christian tradition that God wants us to honor our parents and our elders. It is one of our great privileges and historic responsibilities to care for those older than we are a to look out for their best interests, as their minds and bodies grow weak. To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues

The Living-Trust Hard Sell – Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in Heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near an no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Luke 12:33-34

The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues is a book written by PA State Representative Stephen Bloom. Each chapter highlights everyday situations and how a believer verses a non-believe might handle the situation In reading this book, it is great to know that there are still lawyers in today’s age honoring God and leading people towards Christian values rather than trying to make a dollar. Irene highly recommends reading this book.

“ . . . the living trust is so often overused and abused, even within Christian circles.” To read more, see The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues