Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have any share in God's kingdom? Do not let anyone mislead you. People who are immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or given to unnatural vice
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you as I did before that people who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.
For you may be sure that no one who is immoral, or greedy for gain (for that is idolatry) can have any share in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
No one is to wrong or defraud his brother in this matter, for the Lord avenges all such things, as we told you before, in the most solemn terms.
Some of them, it is true, are actually preaching the Christ from jealousy and partisanship, but there are others who are doing it out of good-will.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For to those who are on the way to destruction, the story of the cross is nonsense, but to us who are to be saved, it means all the power of God.
I refuse to nullify the mercy of God. For if uprightness could be secured through law, then Christ died for nothing!
These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised want to present a good appearance externally, to save themselves from having to stand persecution for the cross of Jesus the Christ.