How to relate Insurance to Christianity

1 Aug

Insurance and Christianity

With the recent changes is every aspect of human life, from social life, political, economic and environmental life, churches have turned out to be center of attention. Such changes in human life and general world wave places church at a risk of several losses. Therefore, it becomes a responsibility of the church to ensure that her flock is protected. Some of the insurance covers available for the church to undertake may include:
Natural catastrophe cover, In the event of natural calamities such as floods, church may incur greater losses in terms of infrastructure destruction, to prevent this, churches need to take precautions and cover in advance as a measure to prevent future inconveniences in the event of such calamities.
In recent years, the growth of churches has seen development of institutions sponsored by the same churches, institutions like elementary schools, Bible colleges, Christian colleges, and seminaries needs to be protected. Since the church have insurable interest in such institutions and its operations may be altered in the event where these institutions get damaged the church must by all standards take insurance asylum.

Youth groups in churches always involve in gospel related activities like retreats and religious camping. Some of these activities may be carried in areas with unfavorable conditions, since gospel is universal and should not be spread sparingly but instead globally, the church must insure for the security of its youths in their gospel endeavors.

With the insurance principle of indemnity, the church will see its youth successfully accomplish their missions and return home in their sound mind and in good state as they hard left. They might need annual travel insurance and this is something the church could look at adding on to their existing policy.

Death is a natural and inevitable occurrence in human life, important members of church, take for instance bishops and even cardinals, when such personnel pass on life should never end to their families, besides, they are respectable individual who deserve a respectable send of.

When church have Burial and funeral insurance cover, it become so easy for the families of the departed to handle funeral expenses.
“The outward reform begins with the inward renewal………….. Who is not against us is on our side” Mark 9:40, 41 when Jesus found His disciples arguing who was the greatest amongst them. Jesus never condemned them but instead taught them virtues such as honesty. It is therefore responsibility of the church to observe the insurance principle of Utmost Good Faith “uberrima fides” when undertaking church activities which involves contract signing like construction of church buildings, involvement in community development projects like recreational centers among many others.

This way, the church can be compensated by the insurance company. This is because truthful and honest information was giving during the signing of contract. If at all the church overlooks the virtue of honesty hence the principle of utmost good faith, there is always less possibility for compensation by the insurance company in the event of occurrence of loss.

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