As Christians, it is important for us to have and be involved in a fellowship as a group where we can get to know each other and we can pray for and motivate one another and we will grow together in Jesus Christ and know the church's principles regarding politics. So it must be how Christians must have principles to live life and indeed they should be in a fellowship so that it can run well. This article will explain how the principles of Christian ethics written and regulated in the Bible comply with the law of love in the Bible.
Openness (1 John 1: 7)
Allah has the nature of light and in that light there is nothing to hide. This also applies in the fellowship, openness is something that must be prioritized in order to establish a good fellowship in accordance with the history of Christianity. The openness that is carried out in the community is the beginning of raising honesty and also the existence of trust that exists among members of the community and is the goal of Christian life. With openness, members will support each other and harmony will emerge.
Dare to rebuke (Pr 27: 6)
True friends should have the courage to rebuke each other, and even have to dare to "beat" their friends as long as it is meant for good things to teach about the benefits of praying for Christians. If indeed the reprimand can be done by paying attention to the right time and distance, then there is no need to be afraid and worrying that the warning will trigger a distance between you, with that there is no need to worry again. Reprimanding a friend should be done in a kind way, then make sure to reprimand his attitude, not his personality. There are also levels of delay, starting with admonishing to meet in person, by bringing 1-2 witnesses, and if it doesn't produce results then reprimand in the association forum (Mat 15: 15-20)
Have a big heart in every rebuke (Prov: 18)
Can take heart to accept rebuke from others. Must understand that the reproof given is a sign of love. When we are reprimanded, it means we are loved because we are wanted to be better individuals and avoid behavior that is deviant and not according to his teachings, don't think that a reprimand is an insult and makes you hurt and then hate.
Forgiving (Matthew 18: 21-35)
In every fellowship, friction often occurs and this friction should be used to sharpen oneself to become a better person. Forgiveness and humility are the most appropriate ways to accept differences and are essential conditions for us to grow.
Apologizing for our mistakes is not a weakness that we should avoid, but apologizing is a way to restore broken relationships and can make resentment, anger and bitterness disappear from us and can rebuild relationships well.
- Do not judge yourself (Matthew 7: 1; Gal. 6: 1-2)
- Gracious and loving (Ephesians 4:32)
- Can bring peace (Romans 14:19)
This is an explanation of the principles of Christian ethics that can be instilled in behavior in everyday life. It should be remembered that when we are in fellowship, it is not a place to bring down each other, not to talk about the badness of people, but the main goal is to lift, support, and grow together because we must realize that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses to be accepted for a deep life and mutual respect for each other.