Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman with desire has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 John 2:16
for all that there is in the world, the things that our physical nature and our eyes crave, and the proud display of life??hese do not come from the Father, but from the world;
You brood of snakes! how can you, bad as you are, utter anything good? For the mouth says only what the heart is full of.
Yet how can you believe in me, when you accept honor from one another, instead of seeking the honor that comes from the one God?
2 Peter 2:18
They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;
2 Peter 3:16
speaking of it as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which ignorant, unsteadfast people twist to their own ruin, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.
Such men are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own base passions, and with their plausible and flattering talk they deceive simple-minded people.
1 Corinthians 11:19
Doubtless there must be parties among you, if those who are right are to be recognized among you.
We must not be babies any longer, blown about and swung around by every wind of doctrine through the trickery of men with their ingenuity in inventing error.
No one can put you in the wrong by persisting in studied humility and the worship of angels, being absorbed in the visions he has seen, and groundlessly conceited over his mere human mind.
So the great dragon, the ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.
Alas for them, for they follow Cain's path, they plunge into Balaam's error for gain, and they perish in rebelliousness like Korah's.
Then he will say to those at his left, 'Begone, you accursed people, to the everlasting fire destined for the devil and his angels!
We all lived among them once, indulging our physical cravings and obeying the impulses of our lower nature and its thoughts, and by nature we were doomed to God's wrath like other men.