Rules for the New Life
25 Wherefore cast off lying, and speak every man truth unto his neighbor, for we are members one of another.26 Be angry, but sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath, 27 Neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole, steal no more; but let him rather labor, and work with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give unto him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouths, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and anger, and wrath, out crying, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all maliciousness. 32 Be ye courteous one to another, and tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake, forgave you. 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children, 2 And walk in love, even as Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, to be an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet smelling savor to God. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as it becometh Saints, 4 Neither filthiness, neither foolish talking, neither jesting, which are things not comely, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, neither unclean person, nor covetous person, which is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because such things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not therefore companions with them. 8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light, 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth.) 10 Approving that which is pleasing to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but even reprove them rather. 12 For it is shame even to speak of the things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things when they are reproved of the light, are manifest, for it is light that maketh all things manifest. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, for the days are evil. 17 Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be fulfilled with the Spirit, 19 Speaking unto yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
"Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect." John Adams, the second president of the United States