What is your opinion about multilevel marketing (Amway, Avon, Mona Vie, etc)?  Much of the income from these ventures comes from recruiting new members. It is frustrating to be constantly approached by disciples at church in an effort to get us to buy their products or get involved in an MLM. (They have also targeted visitors and those studying the Bible.) My sense is that those caught up with these schemes are dreaming of earthly wealth in a way that is contrary to the wisdom of 1 Timothy 6, yet I think I need more clarity and perspective on the subject. -- Sean St. Jean

I am with you. We may not fault these people on their creativity and perseverance, but the desire to get rich is from the world, not from the Lord (1 John 2:15-17). My personal view is that MLM is tacky, and can discredit the gospel. While I wouldn't go so far as to call it sinful, still there is lots of potential for abuse. So, in a word, Beware.