Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
Those times of ignorance God viewed with indulgence. But now He commands all men everywhere to repent,
Therefore, brethren, it is not to our lower natures that we are under obligation that we should live by their rule.
1 Corinthians 6:11
And all this describes what some of you were. But now you have had every stain washed off: now you have been set apart as holy: now you have been pronounced free from guilt; in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God.
1 Peter 1:14
And, since you delight in obedience, do not shape your lives by the cravings which used to dominate you in the time of your ignorance,
For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse.
which were once habitual to you while you walked in the ways of this world and obeyed the Prince of the powers of the air, the spirits that are now at work in the hearts of the sons of disobedience--to you God has given Life.
Therefore I warn you, and I implore you in the name of the Master, no longer to live as the Gentiles in their perverseness live,
1 Thessalonians 4:5
that you be not overmastered by lustful cravings, like the Gentiles who have no knowledge of God;
For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, reviling, pride, reckless folly:
2 Corinthians 12:21
and that upon re-visiting you I may be humbled by my God in your presence, and may have to mourn over many whose hearts still cling to their old sins, and who have not repented of the impurity, fornication, and gross sensuality, of which they have been guilty.
Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery;
Such men being past feeling have abandoned themselves to impurity, greedily indulging in every kind of profligacy.
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed--men spoken of in ancient writings as pre-destined to this condemnation--ungodly men, who pervert the grace of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord.
Do not over-indulge in wine--a thing in which excess is so easy--
hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.
and you also were once addicted to them, while you were living under their power.