A New Testament Perspective on Wage Determination Using the Principle of Spiritual Rewards: A Rejoinder

  • Brian E. Porter


Stacey Brook offers an interesting discussion of determining wages based on the New Testament principle of spiritual rewards. I agree with Brook on several points, and this response will provide additional support to strengthen his argument of equal pay for equal work. I will also address complications, both practical and biblical, that were not discussed in Brook’s paper. Brook is correct that “there is no direct command by Christ or any of his apostles on how employees should be paid,” thus, the ideas that Brook espouses (as well as those in this response) are not irrefutable and “should be thought of as a guide to Christian employers.”