Galatians:2:20I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me. See All...; 1 Peter:2:11My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart, that, as those for whom this world is a strange country, you will keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh which make war against the soul; See All...; 1 Thessalonians:4:3-5 For the purpose of God for you is this: that you may be holy, and may keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh;  So that every one of you may keep his body holy and in honour;  Not in the passion of evil desires, like the Gentiles, who have no knowledge of God;
See All...; Acts:17:28For in him we have life and motion and existence; as certain of your verse writers have said, For we are his offspring. See All...; Galatians:5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,  Worship of images, use of strange powers, hates, fighting, desire for what another has, angry feelings, attempts to get the better of others, divisions, false teachings,  Envy, uncontrolled drinking and feasting, and such things: of which I give you word clearly, even as I did in the past, that they who do such things will have no part in the kingdom of God.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:14:1-40 Go after love; still desiring to have the things which the Spirit gives, but most of all that you may have the prophet's power.  For he who makes use of tongues is not talking to men but to God; because no one has the sense of what he is saying; but in the Spirit he is talking of secret things.  But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.  He who makes use of tongues may do good to himself; but he who gives the prophet's word does good to the church.  Now though it is my desire for you all to have the power of tongues, it would give me more pleasure to be hearing the prophet's word from you; for this is a greater thing than using tongues, if the sense is not given at the same time, for the good of the church.  But, now, my brothers, if I come to you using tongues, what profit will it be to you, if I do not give you a revelation, or knowledge, or the word of the prophet, or teaching?  Even things without life, having a voice, such as a music-pipe or other instrument, if they do not give out different sounds, who may be certain what is being played?  For if the war-horn gives out an uncertain note, who will get ready for the fight?  So if you, in using a strange tongue, say words which have no sense, how will anyone take in what you are saying? for you will be talking to the air.  There are, it may be, a number of different voices in the world, and no voice is without sense.  But if the sense of the voice is not clear to me, I am like a man from a strange country to him who is talking, and he will be the same to me.  So if you are desiring the things which the Spirit gives, let your minds be turned first to the things which are for the good of the church.  For this reason, let the man who has the power of using tongues make request that he may, at the same time, be able to give the sense.  For if I make use of tongues in my prayers, my spirit makes the prayer, but not my mind.  What then? let my prayer be from the spirit, and equally from the mind; let my song be from the spirit, and equally from mind.  For if you give a blessing with the spirit, how will the man who has no knowledge say, So be it, after your prayer, seeing that he has not taken in what you are saying?  For your giving of the blessing is certainly well done, but of no profit to the man without knowledge.  I give praise to God that I am able to make use of tongues more than you all:  But in the church it would be better for me to make use of five words of which the sense was clear, so that others might have profit, than ten thousand words in a strange tongue.  My brothers, do not be children in mind: in evil be as little children, but in mind be of full growth.  In the law it is said, By men of other tongues and by strange lips will my words come to this people; and not even so will they give ear to me, says the Lord.  For this reason tongues are for a sign, not to those who have faith, but to those who have not: but the prophet's word is for those who have faith, and not for the rest who have not.  If, then, the church has come together, and all are using tongues, and there come in men without knowledge or faith, will they not say that you are unbalanced?  But if all are teaching as prophets, and a man without faith or knowledge comes in, he is tested by all, he is judged by all;  The secrets of his heart are made clear; and he will go down on his face and give worship to God, saying that God is truly among you.  What is it then, my brothers? when you come together everyone has a holy song, or a revelation, or a tongue, or is giving the sense of it. Let everything be done for the common good.  If any man makes use of a tongue, let it not be more than two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let someone give the sense:  But if there is no one to give the sense, let him keep quiet in the church; and let his words be to himself and to God.  And let the prophets give their words, but not more than two or three, and let the others be judges of what they say.  But if a revelation is given to another who is seated near, let the first be quiet.  For you may all be prophets in turn so that all may get knowledge and comfort;  And the spirits of the prophets are controlled by the prophets;  For God is not a God whose ways are without order, but a God of peace; as in all the churches of the saints.  Let women keep quiet in the churches: for it is not right for them to be talking; but let them be under control, as it says in the law.  And if they have a desire for knowledge about anything, let them put questions to their husbands privately: for talking in the church puts shame on a woman.  What? was it from you that the word of God went out? or did it only come in to you?  If any man seems to himself to be a prophet or to have the Spirit, let him take note of the things which I am writing to you, as being the word of the Lord.  But if any man is without knowledge, let him be so.  So then, my brothers, let it be your chief desire to be prophets; but let no one be stopped from using tongues.  Let all things be done in the right and ordered way.
See All...; Romans:1:26-27 For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:  And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.
See All...; Song of Solomon:7:1-9 How beautiful are your feet in their shoes, O king's daughter! The curves of your legs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a good workman:  Your stomach is a store of grain with lilies round it, and in the middle a round cup full of wine.  Your two breasts are like two young roes of the same birth.  Your neck is as a tower of ivory; your eyes like the waters in Heshbon, by the doorway of Bath-rabbim; your nose is as the tower on Lebanon looking over Damascus:  Your head is like Carmel, and the hair of your head is like purple, in whose net the king is prisoner.  How beautiful and how sweet you are, O love, for delight.  You are tall like a palm-tree, and your breasts are like the fruit of the vine.  I said, Let me go up the palm-tree, and let me take its branches in my hands: your breasts will be as the fruit of the vine, and the smell of your breath like apples;  And the roof of your mouth like good wine flowing down smoothly for my loved one, moving gently over my lips and my teeth.
See All...; John:3:1-36 Now there was among the Pharisees a man named Nicodemus, who was one of the rulers of the Jews.  He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.  Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?  Jesus said in answer, Truly, I say to you, If a man's birth is not from water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God.  That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.  Do not be surprised that I say to you, It is necessary for you to have a second birth.  The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit.  And Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for these things to be?  And Jesus, answering, said, Are you the teacher of Israel and have no knowledge of these things?  Truly, I say to you, We say that of which we have knowledge; we give witness of what we have seen; and you do not take our witness to be true.  If you have no belief when my words are about the things of earth, how will you have belief if my words are about the things of heaven?  And no one has ever gone up to heaven but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man.  As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:  So that whoever has faith may have in him eternal life.  For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.  God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.  The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.  And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.  The light is hated by everyone whose acts are evil and he does not come to the light for fear that his acts will be seen.  But he whose life is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his acts have been done by the help of God.  After these things Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judaea, and there he was with them for some time, giving baptism.  Now John was then giving baptism at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were given baptism.  For at this time John had not been put into prison.  Then a question came up between John's disciples and a Jew about washing.  And they went to John and said to him, Rabbi, the man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, the man to whom you gave witness, is now giving baptism, and everyone is going to him.  And this was John's answer: A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven.  You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.  He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.  He has to become greater while I become less.  He who comes from heaven is greater than all others: he who comes from earth is of the earth, and of the earth are his words: he who comes from heaven is over all.  He gives witness of what he has seen and of what has come to his ears; and no man takes his witness as true.  He who so takes his witness has made clear his faith that God is true.  For he whom God has sent says God's words; and God does not give him the Spirit by measure.  The Father has love for the Son and has put all things into his hands.  He who has faith in the Son has eternal life; but he who has not faith in the Son will not see life; God's wrath is resting on him.
See All...; Genesis:2:7And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul. See All...; Romans:1:1-32 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,  Of which God had given word before by his prophets in the holy Writings,  About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David,  But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord,  Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:  Among whom you in the same way have been marked out to be disciples of Jesus Christ:  To all those who are in Rome, loved by God, marked out as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.  For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers,  And that I am ever making prayers that God will give me a good journey to you.  For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;  That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.  You may be certain, my brothers, that it has frequently been in my mind to come to you (but till now I was kept from it), so that I might have some fruit from you in the same way as I have had it from the other nations.  I have a debt to Greeks and to the nations outside; to the wise and to those who have no learning.  For which reason I have the desire, as far as I am able, to give the knowledge of the good news to you who are in Rome.  For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek.  For in it there is the revelation of the righteousness of God from faith to faith: as it is said in the holy Writings, The man who does righteousness will be living by his faith.  For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;  Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them.  For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:  Because, having the knowledge of God, they did not give glory to God as God, and did not give praise, but their minds were full of foolish things, and their hearts, being without sense, were made dark.  Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,  And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth.  For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:  Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.  For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:  And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.  And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;  Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others;  Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,  Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy:  Who, though they have knowledge of the law of God, that the fate of those who do these things is death, not only go on doing these things themselves, but give approval to those who do them.