If I wanted to run a nationwide advertising campaign that culminated in me and everyone in my organization leaving the planet, I might well be tempted to spend money I don't really have, since I figure I won't be around when the bill comes due.
Or you might reason that that would be a hell of a way to meet one's Maker. Traditionally it's been supposed that one should prepare for judgment by settling one's accounts, not by racking up debt from unwitting creditors who vainly expect to be repaid at some point in the future.
I guess you could rationalize that it's making prudent use of unrighteous mammon that won't do anyone any good after Judgment Day -- although if the old world carries on for some time after the Rapture it seems to me that unsaved creditors will have a legitimate grievance. It is hard to know how to live in the shadow of the Eschaton.
If you are a Family Radio employee, do you want your pay and your vacation time before May 21? Or do you reason that, with the Eternal Holidays just around the corner, now is the time to forgo earthly leisure and work for the Kingdom? Obviously the management would prefer that employees follow the second line of reasoning.
Edited by SDG, 16 May 2011 - 10:37 AM.