Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.
he that soweth to his vices, shall reap the deadly fruit of his vices; but he that sows to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap everlasting life.
the cleansing of the body is only external, but the purification of the spirit is spiritual.
for when we were in the carnal state of the law, the sinful passions of that state set our animal faculties to work in the service of death.
God having sent his own son invested with a body like that of sinful men, as a sacrifice for sin, thereby destroyed its power; which the law could not effect, human nature being in such a corrupted state.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part?
1 Peter 4:2
so that for the future he does not pass the rest of this life in gratifying his sensual passions, but in conformity to the divine precepts.
but what proceeds out of the mouth, is deriv'd from the heart, and that defiles the man.
for from within, from the heart of man proceed wicked designs, adulteries, fornications, murders; thefts,
because when they knew God, they did not with gratitude glorify him as God, but their reasoning became extravagance, and their minds, void of judgment, were involv'd in darkness.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Know you not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? be not deceived: neither the licentious, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor the brutal,
2 Corinthians 12:20
yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:
This I say therefore, and conjure you by the Lord not to live for the future as other Gentiles do, in the vanity of their minds,
But fornication, and all impurity, or inordinate desire, let it not be approved by you, as being unworthy of christians: neither ribaldry,
Mortify therefore your sensual appetites, fornication, impurity, irregular passions, wicked desires, and that licentiousness practised by idolaters.
1 Timothy 1:9
it being plain, that the law was not design'd against the just, but against the lawless and refractory, against irreligion and vice, impiety and prophaneness, parricide and man-slaughter,
for even we ourselves were once inconsiderate, disobedient, deluded, addicted to variety of passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, the deserving objects of mutual hatred.
but if envy and contention imbitter your minds, don't think your false pretences can stand against the truth:
1 Peter 4:3
for the time past of your lives may suffice, to have liv'd in conformity to the Gentile customs, in impurity, licentiousness, sottishness, in dissolute festivals, and the criminal rites of idolaters.
but the fearful, and incredulous, the abominable, the murderer, the licentious, the poisoner, the idolater, and every lyar shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death."
"but without are the execrable, the poisoners, the licentious, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who are pleas'd with, or practise deceit.
1 Timothy 5:24
The vices of some men are so notorious, they prevent any inquisition: others don't discover themselves till they have been ordain'd.