Christians are excellent at buying stocks.
Buying as in bartering for something. Stocks as in a claim to a piece of something.
The true Christian is a member of the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is those who believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have been adopted into the family of God.
Plain and simple.
What is amazing however, is how readily we accept someone’s claim to Christianity but then may abhor or treat differently those of a certain denomination, different theology, or “flavor” of Christianity (1 Corinthians 1:10; Titus 2:1).
At this point, the Christian has begun buying up stocks. The Baptist buys their stock, seeking to get a majority share of the Body of Christ, the Pentecostals buy their stock, seeking to get a majority share of the Christian organization. Or “Oh no, the United Methodist Church has split their share with one half favoring one view, while the other the next!”
At this point, the Body of Christ is a far cry from unified and rather mimics a spiritual Wall Street. We need unity, nonetheless unity will never come if we pretend unity is a constant exchange of stock or continue to preach Christ as if He is just another stock opportunity in the cesspool of world religion.
We need unity in this.
Christ died, was buried, and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
We are baptized into one Body (1 Corinthians 12:12-13).
And He is the only way (John 14:6).
Why waste stocks? We are better together. Better when we operate with Christ as our CEO and we, the workers. Not the other way around (Ephesians 1:22).
Do not buy stocks in Christianity.