Modern Mennonites do not have a list of “do’s and don’t.” Some of the more conservative groups have stricter sets of rules. More modern Mennonites tend to have guidelines, such as the following:
True faith in Christ means:
- A willingness to do the will of God, rather than willful pursuit of individual happiness.
- Seeking first the reign of God in simplicity, rather than pursuing materialism.
- Acting in peace and justice, rather than violence or military means.
- Giving first loyalty to God’s kingdom, rather than any nation, state, or ethnic groups that claim our allegiance.
- Honest affirmation of the truth rather than reliance on oaths to guarantee truth telling.
- Chastity and loving faithfulness to marriage vows, rather than the distortion of sexual relationships.
- Treating our bodies as God’s temple, rather than allowing addictive behaviors to take hold.
- Performing deeds of compassion and reconciliation, rather than letting sin rule over us.