Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I have said the earthly things to you, and ye believe not, how, if I say the heavenly things to you, will ye believe?
Wonder not at this, for an hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice,
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmur concerning this, said to them, Does this offend you?
Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.
What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.
What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin:
And if God, minded to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fitted for destruction;
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service.
namely your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;
giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light,
Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:14
as children of obedience, not conformed to your former lusts in your ignorance;
And nothing common, nor that maketh an abomination and a lie, shall at all enter into it; but those only who are written in the book of life of the Lamb.