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42 Bible Verses about evil, believers' responses to
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Hold yourselves aloof from every form of evil.
And with many more appeals he solemnly warned and entreated them, saying, "Escape from this crooked generation."
Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.
On the contrary, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for gratifying your earthly cravings.
It is no good thing--this which you make the ground of your boasting. Do you not know that a little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough? Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be dough of a new kind; for in fact you *are* free from corruption. For our Passover Lamb has already been offered in sacrifice--even Christ.
Do not come into close association with unbelievers, like oxen yoked with asses. For what is there in common between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what partnership has light with darkness? Where can harmony between Christ and Belial be found? Or what participation has a believer with an unbeliever? And what compact has the Temple of God with idols? For *we* are the Temple of the ever-living God; as God has said, "I will dwell among them, and walk about among them; and will be their God, and it is they who shall be My people."read more.
Therefore, "'Come out from among them and separate yourselves,' says the Lord, 'and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord the Ruler of all."
But fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named among God's people.
But, by the authority of the Lord, we command you, brethren, to stand aloof from every brother whose life is disorderly and not in accordance with the teaching which all received from us.
For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned.
But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Adversary; you are a hindrance to me, because your thoughts are not God's thoughts, but men's."
But turning round and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Adversary," He said, "for your thoughts are not God's thoughts, but men's."
proclaim God's message, be zealous in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with the utmost patience as a teacher.
"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan taken possession of your heart, that you should try to deceive the Holy Spirit and dishonestly keep back part of the price paid you for this land? While it remained unsold, was not the land your own? And when sold, was it not at your own disposal? How is it that you have cherished this design in your heart? It is not to men you have told this lie, but to God."
"How was it," replied Peter, "that you two agreed to try an experiment upon the Spirit of the Lord? The men who have buried your husband are already at the door, and they will carry you out."
Those who persist in sin reprove in the presence of all, so that it may also be a warning to the rest.
Thus speak, exhort, reprove, with all impressiveness. Let no one make light of your authority.
Now when Peter visited Antioch, I remonstrated with him to his face, because he had incurred just censure.
Put on the complete armour of God, so as to be able to stand firm against all the stratagems of the Devil.
Submit therefore to God: resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
Have nothing to do with the barren unprofitable deeds of darkness, but, instead of that, set your faces against them;
Therefore, surrounded as we are by such a vast cloud of witnesses, let us fling aside every encumbrance and the sin that so readily entangles our feet. And let us run with patient endurance the race that lies before us,
Rid yourselves therefore of all ill-will and all deceitfulness, of insincerity and envy, and of all evil speaking.
Withstand him, firm in your faith; knowing that your brethren in other parts of the world are passing through just the same experiences.
Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
On the contrary, therefore, if your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, quench his thirst. For by doing this you will be heaping burning coals upon his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.
But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;
See to it that no one ever repays another with evil for evil; but always seek opportunities of doing good both to one another and to all the world.
not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary, giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been called by God to inherit.
and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.'
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'"
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.
- Responses (2 instances)
- Discipline Of The Church
- Do Good!
- Duties To Enemies
- Evil Associations
- Forgiving Others Who Hurt You
- God Turning Bad Things Into Good
- Hating Evil
- Love Your Neighbour!
- Loving Your Enemies
- Opposition, To Sin And Evil
- Resisting Temptation
- Revenge, And Retaliation
- Satan, As Tempter
- Sexual Immorality
- Showing Hypocrisy
- Sin, Avoidance Of
- Staying Positive
- Temptation, Resisting
- The Devil
- Enemies, of believers
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