Topical Index – 1500 Principles
CHARACTER, GODLY (See LEADERSHIP, QUALIFICATIONS)
1 Samuel; Principle #20; 1 Sm. 11:14-12:5; p. 362
Modeling Godly Character: To earn the right to be heard, we must consistently model godly character that refl ects the life of Jesus Christ.
Matthew; Principle #12; Mt. 5:38-48; p. 1292
Loving as Christ Loved: We are to imitate Jesus in the way He related to people who were selfish, prejudiced, judgmental, hateful, and vengeful.
Titus; Principle #3; Ti. 1:7-9; p. 1694
Doctrine of Character: When using Paul's criteria for selecting spiritual leaders, we should allow a certain amount of freedom so as to be culturally relevant, but we should never compromise God's standards for maturity.
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