Enemy of Truth
“The battle with Satan is not something artificial or invented by man, but this war was declared by God himself. In the book of Genesis the serpent has just incited Adam and Eve to sin and God said to the serpent: «I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel» (Gen 3:15). This is what the Fathers called the proto-evangelium, because it announced the victory of a much-longed-for Saviour who would both crush the head of «that ancient serpent, who is called the devil» (Rev 12:9) and teach his brothers to do the same: «The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet», Paul says to the church in Rome (16:20). Here at the dawn of humanity just after the fall, God has drawn the battle lines between the devil and mankind who must heretofore decide between good and evil, God and Satan, truth and lies; he has effectively declared a war that will dominate the rest of human history. In this battle there are no bystanders, those who refuse to reject Satan and his works are de facto under his power and subject to the wrath of God (Eph 2:1-3). But God has indeed loved humanity, that’s why He sent a faithful Saviour, one who taught his children to pray always: «Our Father in heaven . . . deliver us from the evil one» (Mt 6:9,13).”*
“Why would they want to hurt us? Because they want to be in charge. They want to be the smartest guys in the room. (Sound familiar? They aren’t so different from us.)
“The warfare imagery of the Psalms reminds us that there are bad influences in our spiritual life, both metaphorical and real demons.”**
The way in which real demons enter our life and surroundings is by invitation, our invitation, our frail humanity. In the preceding, they rejoice. And they may choose to remain and will remain, until such time as there is sincere life-changing Repentance.
- Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
- Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
- Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
- 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
- Proverbs 16:29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good.
- Psalm 26:4-5 I did not sit with liars, and I will not be found among hypocrites. I have hated the mob of evildoers and will not sit with wicked people.
- Psalm 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
- 1 Corinthians 5:11 Now, what I meant was that you should not associate with people who call themselves brothers or sisters in the Christian faith but live in sexual sin, are greedy, worship false gods, use abusive language, get drunk, or are dishonest. Don’t eat with such people.
- 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
- Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
- Proverbs 14:7 Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Lying Spirits: Pretension, Unreality, Denial, Delusion/Labyrinth, Convoluted Thinking, Cheating, Neglect of Responsibilities, Irreverence, Circumvention, Folly, Concealment, Blindness of Spirit, Evasiveness, Deceit, Mask, Deception, Illusion, Diversion, Error, Drama, Incredulity, Coy, Cunning, Undermining, Duplicity, Heresy, Subversive, etc.
Unclean Spirits: Unclean and Offensive Conditions, Involuntary Vices, Compulsion, “I have to,” Distortion of Truth, Busybody, Nosey, Violation of Confidentiality, Rumors, Critical Judgment, Perverted Judgment, Perverted Thinking, Scandal, etc.
Theft: Stealing, Greed, Avarice, Materialism, Possessiveness, Hoarding, Covetousness, Collection, Exclusiveness
Making Excuses for Sin and Infidelities to God: Neglect-Omission, Inability to Pray Because of Worldly Cares; Inability to Give or Share, Stingy; Inability to Give Praise and Thanksgiving to God or to People.
Psychological Difficulties: may be manipulated or mimicked by evil spirits; i.e., Mental Torments, Confusion, Procrastination, Compromise, Indecision, Doubts, Death Wish, inter alia
Physical Ailments: may be manipulated or mimicked by evil spirits; i.e., Night Sweats, Night Tremors, Panic Attacks, inter alia
False Religions and Philosophies: Cults, Scientology, Eastern Religion, Islam, Yoga, Paganism, Pantheism, Lodges-Masonic, Schism, Moonies, Secret Societies, New Age Religions, Freemasonry, Socialism/Communism, New Age, Shamanism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Heresy, Nationalism-Nazism, inter alia
Abandonment of Religious Practices: Minimalization of Sin, Spirtual Pride, Religious Errors, Apostasy, Doubters of True Faith, Jansenism/Puritanism, Spiritual Glutton, inter alia
Those against the Spiritual Life: Spiritual Sloth – Sadness of the Things of God, Sacrilege, Scrupulosity, Liberalism, Fascism, Racism, Marxism, Blasphemy, Apostasy, Contempt for God, Occult, inter alia
Superstitious practices: Satanism, Divination, Witchcraft, Wicca, New Age Practices, Santeria, Voodoo, Evil Eye, Transcendental Meditation, Mantras, Crystals, Reiki, Eneagrams, Magic, Seance, Ouija Boards, Black Masses, Devil Worship, Tea-Leaf Reading, Curses Against the Priesthood, Pentagram, Spiritism, inter alia
Spirits Against Matrimonial Sacramental Unity: Neglect of Responsibilities toward Children Physically, Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually; Cursing the Children, Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Incest, Betrayal, Abandonment, Inability to give Love, Detachment and Indifference to Family, Abandonment of Religious Practices and Teaching the Faith to Children, Lack of Affection, Lack of Nurturing, Misuse of Authority, Living out Your Identity in Your Children, Manipulation, Control, Dominance, No Discipline; Abusive Language, Unapproachability, Fearful Dominance, Fighting with Spouse in Front of Children, Allowing Children to be the Parents to their Parents; Adultery and Its Effects; Sarcasm, Gossip, Belittling, Permissiveness, Allowing Uncleanness and Chaos in Family; Abortion, Scheming, Addictions, Scheming, Alcoholism, Drugs, Smoking, Gambling, inter alia
Children: Defiance, Deviant Behavior, Laziness, Unruly and Wild, Out of Control, Temper Tantrums, Deceiving-Lying, Rebellion, Stubbornness, Assertiveness and Independence, Leading Parents Around on a Leash, Fighting, Coercion of Parents, Manipulation of Parents, Pitting Parents against Each Other, inter alia
Sexual Spirits: Seducing, Perverse, Sexual Fantasy, Pornography, Lust, Fornication, Promiscuity, Pedophilia, Incest, Voyeurism, Flirtation, inter alia
Fear: Fear, torment, Violence, Fear of Death, Suicide, Ipending Death, Tension, Fear of People and their Opinions, Torture, Trouble, Oppression, Morbidity, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Insomina, Disturbances, Apprehension, Edginess; Inner conflict, “I am not worthy,” Self condemnation, Unworthiness, Fear of Disapproval, Fear of Persecution, Fear of Reproof, Fear of Accusation, Fear of Failure; Crisis, Implosion, Nightmares, Turmoil, Horror, Dread, Disgust, Gloom, Doom Desperation, Disappointment, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Fear of Being Hurt, Suppression of Joy, Suppression, Panic, Anxiety, Nervousness, Loneliness, inter alia
Anger: Anger, Rage, Outrage, Blind Rage, Resentment, Unforgiveness, Spite, Animosity, Brooding, Vindictiveness, Violence, Temper, Temper Tantrums, Out Bursts, Revenge, Lashing Out, Retaliation, Murder, Murder of Spirit, Abortion/Never, Bitterness, Defiance, Avenging, Mercilessness, Belittling, Biting, Cruel, Inconsideration of Others’ Feelings, Agitation, inter alia
Accusation, Disfigurement/Mutilation: Relentless Rage, Overkill, Compassionlessness, Stubbornness, Rebelliousness, Contempt, Vehemence, Contrivance, Contention, Arguing, Quarreling, Bickering, Fighting, Rejoicing in Evil, Pouting, Impatience, Jealousy, Blame, Vulgarity, Gossip, Talativenss, Spitting, Srcasm, Cynicism, Wishing Evil, Relishing Evil, Coldness, Hatred, Bigotry, Mockery, Mimicry, Criticism, Yelling, Adversity, Emotional Hostage-Taking, Disunity, inter alia
Pride: Boasting, Pride, Arrogance, Detraction, conceit, Wounded Pride, Judgmental, Nursing Wounds, Insolence, Vanity, Vainglory, Superiority, Indignation, Self Righteous, Resistance, Repelling, Opening Ears to Evil, Cloak and Dagger (political), Challenge, Spoiled, Will not receive correction, Willfulness, Self-Idolatry, Distortion of Truth, Agitation, Self Magnification, Egoism, Worldliness, Exaggeration, Control, Manipulation, Power, Exalted Feelings, Scheming, Plotting, Dishonor, Disprove, Cunning, Conniving, Idolatry, Self Elevation, Judgment Comparision, inter alia
Ethical Discussions in the NT, many with contrasting Virtues and Vices:
- Luke 6:20-26 (Note: The following “Beatitudes” and “Woes” are not usually considered “ethical,” nor do they technically speak of virtues and vices; yet they are included here due to the stark judgments made by Jesus, who clearly evaluates them positively and negatively): Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. 24 But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.”
- Romans 12:9-21 – Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Romans 13:8-14 – Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet“; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, 13 – Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends… 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
- Galatians 5:16-26 – Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.
- Ephesians 4:25-32 – So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31 Put away from you all bitternessand wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
- Ephesians 5:1-10 – 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. 5 Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be associated with them. 8 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— 9 for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. 10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
- Colossians 3:1-17 – So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3 for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. 7 These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. 8 But now you must get rid of all such things–anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices 10 and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. 11 In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all! 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 – But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise the words of prophets, 21 but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.
- 1 Timothy 3:2-11 – Now a bishop must be above reproach, married only once, temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way– 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil. 8 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money; 9 they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons. 11 Women likewise must be serious, not slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
- 1 Timothy 6:3-12 – Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness, 4 is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words. From these come envy, dissension, slander, base suspicions, 5 and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 11 But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
- 2 Timothy 2:22-26 – Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, 25 correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, 26 and that they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
- Titus 1:6-9 – [An elder must be] someone who is blameless, married only once, whose children are believers, not accused of debauchery and not rebellious. 7 For a bishop, as God’s steward, must be blameless; he must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or addicted to wine or violent or greedy for gain; 8 but he must be hospitable, a lover of goodness, prudent, upright, devout, and self-controlled. 9 He must have a firm grasp of the word that is trustworthy in accordance with the teaching, so that he may be able both to preach with sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict it.
- Titus 3:1-3 – Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, despicable, hating one another.
- James 3:13—4:4 – Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. 15 Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 16 For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace. 4:1 Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? 2 You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
- 1 Peter 3:8-9 – Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called–that you might inherit a blessing.
Some other Vice Lists and Related Passages in the NT:
- Matthew 15:17-20 – “Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”
- Mark 7:20-23 – And he [Jesus] said, “It is what comes out of a person that defiles. 21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22 adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
- Romans 1:29-31– They were filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, craftiness, they are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, rebellious toward parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
- 1 Corinthians 5:9-11– I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral persons— 10 not at all meaning the immoral of this world, or the greedy and robbers, or idolaters, since you would then need to go out of the world. 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother or sister who is sexually immoral or greedy, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber. Do not even eat with such a one.
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers–none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.
- 2 Corinthians 12:20-21– For I fear that when I come, I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish; I fear that there may perhaps be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. 21 I fear that when I come again, my God may humble me before you, and that I may have to mourn over many who previously sinned and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness that they have practiced.
- 1 Timothy 1:8-11– Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately. 9 This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient, for the godless and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their father or mother, for murderers, 10 fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 – You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come. 2 For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, brutes, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid them!
- 1 Peter 2:1 – Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander.
- 1 Peter 4:3-4 – You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme.
- 1 Peter 4:15 – But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, a criminal, or even as a mischief maker.
- Revelation 9:20-21 – The rest of humankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands or give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their fornication or their thefts.
- Revelation 21:8 – But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.
- Revelation 22:15 – Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.