Ten Rules To Promote Harmony Among Church Members
- Remember that we are all subject to failings of one kind or another.
- Bear with (not magnify) each other's infirmities. (Galatians 6:1-2)
- Pray for one another in our meetings, and particularly in private. (James 5:26)
- Avoid going from house to house for the purpose of bearing news and interfering with other people's business.
- Always turn-a-deaf-ear to any slanderous report and lay no charge against any person until well founded.
- If a member is at fault, tell them of it in private, before it is mentioned to others.
- Be careful of avoiding someone because of some action that has the appearance of opposition or resentment.
- If a member has offended, consider how Godlike it is to forgive, and how unlike a Christian it is to seek revenge.
- Remember that it is a giant artifice of the devil to promote animosities among members of the church. So we should therefore try hard not to let him succeed.
- Consider how much more good we can do in the world and in the church in particular, when we are all united in love.