In January, Tom Phillips, former CEO of Raytheon, passed away. In his Wall Street Journal obituary, there’s a story of a Harvard undergraduate who asked Mr. Phillips if he believed there was a contradiction between his Christian faith and running a missile manufacturing company.
Mr. Phillips answered, “We would like it to be a world where armies and weapons were not necessary. But there is a basic greed in man. Man is flawed, I believe. And nations are flawed. We have to provide for a common defense.”
1 Corinthians 7:17 teaches, “Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.”
I believe that redeeming a fallen world requires God to place some people in tough industries.