The improper use of hands and feet



Unfortunately, among the brethren there are some violent men who use their hands and their feet against the children of other people, and even against other brothers and against their wife and against their parents. These men are corrupt men, who do not fear God, and at the proper time they will reap all the harm that they have done to others. The day is coming when what they have done to others will be done to them, because God will send against them some violent and cruel men. Do not walk in their ways, and make no friendship with them, for it is written: “Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go. Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul” (Proverbs 22:24-25 – NKJV). Expose every wilful act of violence against anyone to harm him, because you must present your members as slaves of righteousness and not of iniquity, of meekness and not of haughtiness. Obviously all those beatings a father gives to his children to drive foolishness far from them are allowed and thus must not be exposed.

Among the things you must not do with your hands there are also those gestures which are made by the unbelievers to revile other people and to avert danger (for they are superstitious).