The Christian Lifestyle
(SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 14-15 OF 28 FROM 1889)
That the followers of Christ should be a peculiar people, not following the maxims, nor conforming to the ways, of the world; not loving its pleasures nor countenancing its follies;
(Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 2:11-15; 1 Peter 2:9-10)
inasmuch as the apostle says that “whosoever therefore will be” in this sense, “a friend of the world, is the enemy of God” (James 4:4); and Christ says that we cannot have two masters, or, at the same time, serve God and mammon. Matt. 6:24.
(Matthew 6:24, 1 Corinthians 10:31)
That the Scriptures insist upon plainness and modesty of attire as a prominent mark of discipleship
(Genesis 3:6-7, 21; Mark 16:5; Revelation 1:13)
in those who profess to be the followers of Him who was, “meek and lowly in heart,” that the wearing of gold, pearls, and costly array, or anything designed merely to adorn the person and foster the pride of the natural heart, is to be discarded, according to such scriptures as 1 Tim. 2:9, 10; 1 Peter 3:3, 4.
(Isaiah 3:16-24; 1 Timothy 2:9-10; 1 Peter 3:1-7)