What is a Multi-Level Market and should Christians be embracing this Marketing strategy?
Multi-Level marketing is a business model in which a distributing network is needed to build and help the business grow. Many Christians are being faced with the opportunity of joining these businesses. These businesses are claiming financial freedom, financial security, and a purpose to life. Christians that are joining are trying to sell and convince other of this liberating financial freedom but in reality they are trapping themselves. These companies promise financial security for you and for your future. However they are enslaving you and trapping you. There is only one place to put your trust in for the future and that is God.
There are four main principles of a Multi-Level Market that makes this market strategy possible are. The first one is greed, the second is a desire to accumulate wealth and earthly possessions, thirdly a system that is run completely off of the drive of greed, and lastly a mindset that encourages you to view every friend or family member as a possible sale. It should be very clear to Christians that these four main principles are unethical and wrong. However Multi-Level Companies often appear to be the means that the Lord is providing for his People who are finding themselves in financial trouble. God wants his children to prosper and be blessed, however looking at these four main principles and you will have to decide what God’s will is for you. When a Multi-Level sales representative meets with you they do not immediately try to sell you a product. Instead they use a tool to convert you, the same tool that worked on them, and that is the tool of greed. They will talk to you and ask you questions wether you have a stable job and wether you can pay bills. They talk to you about what you want to buy and collect. What earthly possessions that you can build up on earth. They make you think about what you could have but at that time what you do no have. The most powerful thing that drives the concept of a Multi- Level Market is greed. James 4:2 “You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is to make enemies with God? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God”
The way this market succeeds is the desire to make money fast and easily. There is no such thing as easily made money, so this should be a huge warning sign that there is something very wrong. The company will tell grand stories how someone made over a million dollars in a short few years. No legitimate company can promise you those gains with no special gift or abilities. Proverbs. 28:20 “ A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished”
A good product does not need something like Multi- Level Market, but greedy men and women need a Multi-level Market. Financial debt is a huge responsibility that people carry and a lot of students who carry it as well. When we are under pressure financial or not. We need to turn to Jesus for strength and not for a quick fix to the issue. We need to put are trust in are lord and savior. Please be very careful and cautious in choosing what companies you join. Before jumping into anything pray for guidance and wisdom. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”