Let know this evil and flee from them so that we will beco true disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let Us Know This Evil And Remove From Our Lives With The Word Of God
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you can in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
In a scriptural sense, all manner of lewdness or unchastity, as in the seventh commandment.
In scripture, idolatry, or apostasy from the true God. Jer 3.
1. The incontinence or lewdness of unmarried persons, male or female; also, the criminal conversation of a married man with an unmarried woman.
2. Adultery. Mat 5.
3. Incest. 1 Cor 5.
4. Idolatry; a forsaking of the true God, and worshipping of idols. 2 Chr 21. Rev 19.
Uncleanness – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
1. Foulness; dirtiness; filthiness.
Be not troublesome to thyself or to others by uncleanness.
2. Want of ritual or ceremonial purity. Lev 15.
3. Moral impurity; defilement by sin; sinfulness.
4. Lewdness; incontinence. Col 3. 2 Pet 2.
1. Looseness; irregular indulgence of animal desires; wantonness; lustfulness.
Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lasciviousness. Eph 4.
2. Tendency to excite lust, and promote irregular indulgences.
Image-worship or divine honour paid to any created object. Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Rom. 1:21-25: men forsook God, and sank into ignorance and moral corruption (1:28).
The forms of idolatry are, (1.) Fetishism, or the worship of trees, rivers, hills, stones, etc.
(2.) Nature worship, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature.
(3.) Hero worship, the worship of deceased ancestors, or of heroes.
The “witch of En-dor” (1 Sam. 28) was a necromancer, i.e., one who feigned to hold converse with the dead. The damsel with “a spirit of divination” (Acts 16:16) was possessed by an evil spirit, or, as the words are literally rendered, “having a spirit, a pithon.” The reference is to the heathen god Apollo, who was regarded as the god of prophecy.
WITCHCRAFT, [witch and craft.]
1. The practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with the devil.
2. Power more than natural.
He hath a witchcraft over the king ins tongue.
Hatred – (Easton’s Bible Dictionary)
Among the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20). Altogether different is the meaning of the word in Deut. 21:15; Matt. 6:24; Luke 14:26; Rom. 9:13, where it denotes only a less degree of love.
Hatred – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
HA’TRED, n. Great dislike or aversion; hate; enmity. Hatred is an aversion to evil, and may spring from utter disapprobation, as the hatred of vice or meanness; or it may spring from offenses or injuries done by fellow men, or from envy or jealousy, in which case it is usually accompanied with malevolence or malignity. Extreme hatred is abhorrence or detestation.
Variance – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
VA’RIANCE, n. [See Vary.]
1. In law, an alteration of something formerly laid in a writ; or a difference between a declaration and a writ, or the deed on which it is grounded.
2. Any alteration or change of condition.
3. Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord. A mere variance may become a war. Without a spirit of condescension, there will be an everlasting variance.
1. At variance, in disagreement; in a state of difference or want of agreement.
2. In a state of dissension or controversy; in a state of enmity.
Emulation – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
EMULA’TION, n. The act of attempting to equal or excel in qualities or actions; rivalry; desire of superiority, attended with effort to attain to it; generally in a good sense, or an attempt to equal or excel others in that which is praise-worthy, without the desire of depressing others. Rom 11. In a bad sense, a striving to equal or do more than others to obtain carnal favors or honors. Val.5.
1. An ardor kindled by the praise-worthy examples of others, inciting to imitate them, or to equal or excel them.
A noble emulation heats your breast.
2. Contest; contention; strife; competition; rivalry accompanied with a desire of depressing another.
Such factious emulations shall arise.
Wrath – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
WRATH, n. [L.]
1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; as the wrath of Achilles.
When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased–Est 2.
O Lord–in wrath remember mercy. Hab 3.
2. The effects of anger. Prov 27.
3. The just punishment of an offense or crime. Rom 8.
Gods wrath, in Scripture, is his holy and just indignation against sin. Rom 1.
Strife – (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
STRIFE, n. [See Strive.]
1. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts. Strife may be carried on between students or between mechanics.
Thus Gods contended, noble strife, who most should ease the wants of life.
2. Contention in anger or enmity; contest; struggle for victory; quarrel or war.
I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon. Judg 12.
These vows thus granted, raisd a strife above betwixt the god of war and queen of love.
3. Opposition; contrariety; contrast.
Artificial strife lives in these touches livelier than life.
4. The agitation produced by different qualities; as the strife of acid and alkali. [Little used.
the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority
Heresy, in law, is and
offense against christianity, consisting in a denial of some of its essential doctrines, publicly avowed and obstinately maintained.
An untenable or unsound opinion or doctrine in politics.
To feel uneasiness, mortification or discontent, at the sight of superior excellence, reputation or happiness enjoyed by another; to repine at another’s prosperity; to fret or grieve one’s self at the real or supposed superiority of another, and to hate him on that account.
The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express
DRUNKARD, n. One given to ebriety or an excessive used of strong liquor; a person who habitually or frequently is drunkard.
a usually wild party or celebration
Beloved, these are not the only sins we know. But we have to cut them down before we will be cutted down and thrown into the lake fire.
Glory be unto our Lord Jesus Christ.