Bible verses for: Asceticism
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So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
" The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
1 Corinthians 9:25
And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,
But the simple pass on and are punished.
Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.
They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
1 Corinthians 7:9
but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 3:7
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
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