Keep Fervent in Your Love
1 Therefore, since aChrist has 1suffered in the flesh, barm yourselves also with the same purpose, because che who has 1suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2 aso as to live bthe rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the cwill of God.
3 For athe time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, 1bhaving pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and 2abominable idolatries.
4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of adissipation, and they bmalign you;
5 but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge athe living and the dead.
6 For athe gospel has for this purpose been 1preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.