A list of the commandments of Christ, which also includes the commandments specifically communicated by the apostles and others in their New Testament writings, has always been appended to the Christadelphian statement of faith.

  1. Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you (Matt. 5:44).
  2. Resist not evil: if a man smites you on one cheek, turn to him the other also (Matt. 5:39,40).
  3. Avenge not yourselves; instead, give place to wrath; and suffer yourselves to be defrauded (Rom. 12:18,19; 1 Cor. 6:7).
  4. If a man takes away your goods, do not ask for them again (Luke 6:29,30).
  5. Agree with your adversary quickly, submitting even to wrong for the sake of peace (Matt. 5:25; 1 Cor. 6:7).
  6. Do not labor 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).
  7. Do not do your good deeds so as to be seen by men; do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing (Matt. 6:1-4).
  8. Do not recompense to any man evil for evil; overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:17).
  9. Bless them that curse you; let no cursing come out of your mouth (Matt. 5:44; Rom. 12:14).
  10. Do not render evil for evil, or railing for railing, but rather, blessing (1 Pet. 3:9).
  11. Pray for them that persecute you and afflict you (Matt. 5:44).
  12. Do not hold grudges; do not judge; do not complain; do not condemn (James 5:9; Matt. 7:1).
  13. Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking (Eph. 4:31; 1 Pet. 2:1).
  14. Confess your faults to one another (James 5:16).
  15. Do not be conformed to this world; love not the world (Rom. 12:2; 1 John 2:15; James 4:4).
  16. Deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts. If your right hand offends you, cut if off (Tit. 2:12; Matt. 5:30).
  17. Servants, be faithful, even to bad masters (Eph. 6:5-8).
  18. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate (Rom. 12:16).
  19. Owe no man anything (Rom. 13:7,8).
  20. In case of sin (known or heard of) do not speak of it to others, but tell the offending brother of the matter between you and him alone, with a view to recovery (Matt. 18:15; Gal. 6:1).
  21. Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Matt. 22:37).
  22. Pray always; pray with brevity and simplicity; pray secretly (Luke 18:1; Matt. 6:7).
  23. In everything give thanks to God and recognize Him in all your ways (Eph. 5:20; Prov. 3:6).
  24. As you would have men do to you, do also to them (Matt. 7:12).
  25. Take Christ for an example and follow in his steps (1 Pet. 2:21).
  26. Let Christ dwell in your heart by faith (Eph. 3:17).
  27. Esteem Christ more highly than all earthly things; yes, even than your own life (Luke 14:26).
  28. Confess Christ freely before men (Luke 12:8).
  29. Beware lest the cares of life or the allurements of pleasure weaken Christ’s hold on your heart (Luke 21:34-36; Matt. 24:44).
  30. Love your neighbor as yourself (Matt. 22:39).
  31. Do not exercise lordship over anyone (Matt. 23:10-12).
  32. Do not seek your own welfare only, nor bear your own burdens merely, but have regard to those of others (Phil. 2:4; Gal. 6:2).
  33. Let your light shine before men; hold forth the word of life. Do good to all men as you have opportunity (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:16; Gal. 6:10).
  34. Be blameless and harmless, as the sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Phil. 2:15).
  35. Be gentle, meek, kind-hearted, compassionate, merciful, forgiving (2 Tim. 2:24; Tit. 2:2; Eph. 4:32).
  36. Be sober, grave, sincere, temperate (Phil. 4:5; 1 Pet. 1:13; 5:8).
  37. Put away all lying; speak the truth (Eph. 4:25).
  38. Whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men (Col. 3:23).
  39. Be watchful, vigilant, brave, joyful, and courteous (1 Cor. 16:13; Phil. 4:4; 1 Thes. 5:6-10).
  40. Be clothed with humility; be patient toward all (Col. 3:12; Rom. 12:12).
  41. Follow peace with all men (Heb. 12:14).
  42. Sympathize in the joys and sorrows of others (Rom. 12:15).
  43. Follow after whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and worthy of praise (Phil. 4:8).
  44. Refrain utterly from adultery, fornication, uncleanness, drunkenness, covetousness, wrath, strife, sedition, hatred, emulation, boasting, envy, jesting, and foolish talking (Eph. 5:3,4).
  45. 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 (1 Cor. 10:31; 3:17).
  46. 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).
  47. Be zealous of good works, always abounding in the work of the Lord, not becoming weary in well-doing (Tit. 2:14; Gal. 6:9).
  48. Do not speak evil of any man (Tit. 3:2).
  49. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
  50. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (Col. 3:8; 4:6).
  51. Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake (Tit. 3:1).
  52. Be holy in all manner of life (1 Pet. 1:15,16).
  53. Do not give occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully (1 Tim. 5:14).
  54. Marry “only in the Lord” (1 Cor. 7:39).
 

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