Christian character is exhibiting the character of Christ in all that we think, say and do. While the Bible doesn't specifically mention everything that would be against the character of Christ, i.e. lying, pride, drunkenness, smoking, drugs, etc., it does provide some general principles by which we can be guided in these and other areas. Three of these principles are found in I Corinthians chapters 6, 8 and 10. Paul is addressing some specific problems the Christian community in Corinth has been facing and in doing so, has given us some general principles to follow.
I Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything." (NAS95) This principle concerns who we allow to be our Master. Since Christ is our Master [see Romans 6:14-18], we should not allow anything else to be our master.
I Corinthians 8:9,13 "But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak... Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble." (NAS95) This principle deals with the fact that there are things that some people can do that others cannot do. We should not exercise our liberty if it may cause our brothers and sisters to stumble.
I Corinthians 10:31 "Whether, then, you eat or drink ot whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (NAS95) The main focus of Christ's life was to bring glory to God (see John 4:34). Therefore, that should be our main priority as well. In all that we do we should ask the question, "Will this glorify God or will it bring his Name into disrepute?"
In light of all of the above, please answer the following questions prayerfullyl and know that your answers will remain confidential.
Please know that a "Yes" answer to any of the below will not automatically disqualify you from serving with MVI, however we may desire to discuss it with you at length.