Does Fellowship with God transpire in context of a ‘Merger’ or ‘Takeover’?
Mostly, two firms combine into one in either of two ways, namely via either of a ‘merger’ or a ‘takeover’. In a merger, in principle, the two companies merge as ‘equals’. Regardless, one of the two firms feasibly emerges as the dominant party. In stated respect, whereas Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand merged as ‘equals’ in 1998, the Price Waterhouse brand was the stronger brand, hence adoption of the new name, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In a takeover, right from the onset, one firm has delineation as the acquiring firm, the other as the poorly performing firm that is in need of new infusions of ability, skills, resources, and capital. Naturally, relative to events that transpire consequent on mergers, fears of, and the probability of large layoffs are accentuated in context of takeovers.
Suppose a takeover is undertaken by a well meaning firm, that is, a firm whose intent is not destruction of the ethos of the firm that it acquires. While takeovers can lead to much loss of jobs, absent the well meaning takeover, the firm that is taken over feasibly goes totally bust, with outcome there is arrival at a much larger loss of jobs.
In presence of good intentions and actions that are well thought out, each of mergers or takeovers improve on outcomes of any two firms that combine into one.
Some persons who are ignorant of essence of Christian Spirituality presume that a relationship with God involves a ‘takeover’ of a person by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with outcome a believer in the name of Jesus becomes no more than an automaton. The fact that persons who believe in the name of Jesus profess to obey ‘commands’ of Jesus feeds into the conception that faith automates.
But then, same persons obey the command of the U.S. Government that they file their taxes by April 15 of each year, or boast that they always drive under the posted speed limit.
Would they then consider themselves to be automatons, or people who comply…