|1 Corinthians 3:3|
3 For you are still carnal [captives of the sinful nature]. Because there is envy, and strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal; and do you not walk as men? [So then those who are in the flesh [live in their sinful nature] cannot please God. Rom 8:8. Until a man's sinful nature has been crucified, he walks according to the ways of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [Satan]. Eph 2:2.]
|1 Timothy 6:3-5|
3 If any man teaches otherwise and does not consent to sound words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine that is according to godliness,
4 He is proud, knowing nothing. He is obsessed about questions and disputes and strife about words, from which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Obstinate disputes of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that godliness is a source of financial gain;1 from such withdraw yourself.
|Romans 16:17-18 |
17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark those who cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine that you have learned; and avoid them.
18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own bellies [lusts and desires]; and by fair speaking and captivating language deceive the hearts of the simple.