SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, BUSINESS, AND CAREERS
That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. 1 Thess 4:11-12
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Col 3:23
We accept the Biblical injunction against unequal yoke. Therefore we ask our members to separate themselves from the world when things are questionable in nature. Members are asked to avoid being engaged in questionable business that may hinder their spiritual life and Christian witness. As Christians we should not take sides in labor disputes.
We believe that all we have has come to us by the blessings of God. The bible teaches that they may give to those who have need. The bible warns against accumulation for selfish reasons, giving reason that we should choose vocations that are keeping with our abilities, rather than seeking that which offers the greatest financial return at the expense of family and the church.
We warn against the spirit of materialism and the dependence on material things. We urge everyone to trust God and not in uncertain riches and encourage members to be involved in mutual and within the brotherhood. (Luke 12:15, 1 Thes. 4:19-21, Matt. 6:19-21, 2 Cor. 9:6-7, Acts 20:35) The Christian is a steward of all that God has given; their life, their time, their money, possessions and all their abilities, and must realize that someday they must give an account of how they used God's gifts. Therefore members should be prompt in meeting their financial obligations, and requires that we avoid extravagance in expenditures of money in general living standards. We also suggest to be involved in the giving of the tithe or more, as our abilities allow.
Following Jesus as Lord in the one true faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Committing ourselves to the apostles' teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Acts 2:42