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Commandments Of Christ

The Commandments of Christ

  • Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you. Matt. 5:44.
  • Resist not evil; if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt. 5:39, 40.
  • Avenge not yourselves: rather give place unto wrath: and suffer yourselves to be defrauded. Rom. 12:18- 19; 1 Cor. 6:7.
  • If a man take away thy goods, ask them not again. Luke 6:29-30.
  • Agree with your adversary quickly, submitting even to wrong for the sake of peace. Matt. 5:25; 1 Cor. 6:7.
  • Labor not to be rich: be ready to every good work, give to those who ask: relieve the afflicted. 1 Tim. 6:8; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:16; James 1:27.
  • Do not your alms before men: let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. Matt. 6: 1-4.
  • Recompense to no man evil for evil: overcome evil with good. Rom. 12:17.
  • Bless them that curse you; let no cursing come out of your mouth. Matt. 5:44; Rom. 12:14.
  • Render not evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing. 1 Peter 3:9.
  • Pray for them that despitefully use you and afflict you. Matt. 5:44.
  • Grudge not; judge not; complain not; condemn not. James 5:9; Matt. 7:1.
  • Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking. Eph. 4:31; 1 Peter 2:1.
  • Confess your faults one to another. James 5: 16.
  • Be not conformed to this world: love not the world. Rom. 12:2; 1 John 2:15.
  • Deny any ungodliness and worldly lusts. If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. Titus 2: 12; Matt. 5:30.
  • Servants, be faithful, even to bad masters. Eph. 6:5-8.
  • Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Rom. 12:16.
  • Owe no man anything. Rom. 13:7-8.
  • In case of sin (known or heard of), speak not of it to others, but tell the offending brother of the matter between thee and him alone, with a view to recovery. Matt. 18: 15; Gal. 6:1.
  • Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. Matt. 22:37.
  • Pray always; pray with brevity and simplicity; pray secretly. Luke 18:1; Matt. 6:6-7.
  • In everything give thanks to God and recognize Him in all your ways. Eph. 5:20; Prov. 3:6.
  • As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also so to them. Matt. 7:12.
  • Take Christ for an example and follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21.
  • Let Christ dwell in your heart by faith. Eph. 3: 17.
  • Esteem Christ more highly than all earthly things: yea, than your own life. Luke 14:26.
  • Confess Christ freely before men. Luke 12:8.
  • Beware lest the cares of life or the allurements of pleasure weaken his hold on your heart. Luke 21 :34- 36; Matt. 24:44.
  • Love thy neighbor as thyself. Matt. 22:39.
  • Exercise lordship over no one. Matt. 23:10-12.
  • Seek not your own welfare only, nor bear your own burdens merely, but have regard to those of others. Phil. 2:4; Gal. 6:2.
  • Let your light shine before men: hold forth the Word of Life. Do good to all men as ye have opportunity. Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:16; Gal. 6:10.
  • Be blameless and harmless, as the sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. Phil. 2:15.
  • Be gentle, meek, kind-hearted compassionate, merciful, forgiving. 2 Tim. 2:24; Titus 2:2; Eph. 4:32.
  • Be sober, grave, sincere, temperate. Phil. 4:5; 1 Peter. 1:13; 5:8
  • Speak the truth every man with his neighbor: put away all lying. Eph. 4:25.
  • Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men. Col. 3:23.
  • Be watchful, vigilant, brave, joyful, courteous and manly. 1 Cor. 16:13; Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:6-10.
  • Be clothed with humility: be patient toward all. Col. 3:12; Rom. 12:12.
  • Follow peace with all men. Heb. 12:14.
  • Sympathize in the joys and sorrows of others. Rom. 12:15.
  • Follow after whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseful. Phil. 4:8.
  • Refrain utterly from adultery, fornication, uncleanness, drunkenness, covetousness, wrath, strife, sedition, hatred, emulation, boasting, vainglory, envy, jesting and foolish talking. Eph. 5:3-4; Gal. 5:19- 21.
  • Whatever you do, consider the effect of your action on the honor of God’s Name among men. Do all to the glory of God. Col. 3:17; 1 Cor. 10:31.
  • Reckon yourselves dead to all manner of sin. Henceforth live not to yourselves, but to him who died for you, and rose again. Rom. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5: 15.
  • Be zealous of good works, always abounding in the work of the Lord, wearying not in well doing. Titus 2:14; Gal. 6:9.
  • Speak evil of no man. Titus 3:2.
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Col. 3:16.
  • Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt. Col. 3:8; 4:6.
  • Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. Titus 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:13.
  • Be holy in all manner of conversation. 1 Pet. 1:15-16.
  • Give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 1 Tim. 5:14.
  • A brother or sister may not obtain a divorce for any cause. Matt. 19:3-6; Mark 10:7-12; 1 Cor. 7:10-11; 1 Cor 7:27.

    A brother or sister who, for any cause, has become divorced after baptism may not take a new mate during the lifetime of any former partner. 1 Cor. 7:10-11; 1 Cor. 7:39; Rom 7:2.

    An applicant for immersion who is married at the time of application for baptism, will be accepted into fellowship unconditionally (without regard to former marriage or divorce) after a good confession of faith. (1 Cor 6:9-11; 1 Cor 7:24)

    A divorced man or woman coming to the knowledge of “the truth” and being immersed, may not remarry while any former partner lives. Rom 7:3; 1 Cor 7:39.

  • That there is a general brother-sister distinction that requires sisters to learn in silence with all subjection, and not to teach nor usurp authority over the man. 1 Tim 2:11-14; 1 Cor 11:7-9.

    That sisters should wear hats during all officially called gatherings of the Ecclesia, which is an acknowledgment of this subjection, and affirms that “the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” 1Cor 11:3-16.

    That the sister is commanded to silence in the churches 1 Cor. 14:34-40. That in harmony with 1 Tim Chapter 2, and 1 Cor. Chapter 11, mentioned above, along with the entire scriptural pattern, no one can prove that this required silence does not include ALL officially called gatherings of the Ecclesia (during the time that the Truth is being preached, taught, expounded, or the business of the Truth is being conducted); that to teach otherwise is error.