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 unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,
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.
For be well assured that no fornicator or immoral person and no money-grubber--or in other words idol-worshipper--has any share awaiting him in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
and that in this matter there be no encroaching on the rights of a brother Christian and no overreaching him. For the Lord is an avenger in all such cases, as we have already taught you and solemnly warned you.
Some indeed actually preach Christ out of envy and contentiousness but there are also others who do it from good will.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the Message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are on the way to perdition, but it is the power of God to those whom He is saving.
For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ.
I do not nullify the grace of God; for if acquittal from guilt is obtainable through the Law, then Christ has died in vain."
All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.