Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Act Your Calling (Laodicea - Canon 53, 54, 55)

Christians, when they attend weddings, must not join in wanton dances, but modestly dine or breakfast, as is becoming to Christians.

Members of the priesthood and of the clergy must not witness the plays at weddings or banquets; but, before the players enter, they must rise and depart.

Neither members of the priesthood nor of the clergy, nor yet laymen, may club together for drinking entertainments.

Christians, not just church leaders as delineated, are to remember that a joyous occasion does not give license to act in an unbecoming manner.  The apostle Paul's instruction for self-control and good deportment among adults regardless of maturity is not situational in nature (Titus 2:1-10).

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