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In the meanwhile , it behoves us to bear the injuries and miseries of time , to
dream not here of glory and happiness , unless hereafter to hear with Dives ,
Remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things , and likewise
Lazarus evil ...
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth ; fornication ,
uncleanness , inordinate affection , evil concupiscence , and covelousness which
is idolatry . Having gone through that former part of the exhortation which teaches
us what ...
Fornication , uncleanness , inordinate affection , evil concupiscence , and
covetousness which is idolatry . ] The Apostle by a general exhortation had
persuaded to a mortification of the earthly members of the old Adam : Now , that
we may be ...
I answer , that fornication is not always reckoned in the Scripture with things in
their nature indifferent , but sometimes with things simply evil , as we have shewn
. And the reason why , in this place , it is enumerated with certain things
1 , so corrupting is the habit of evil that by it the small sparks issued from nature
are extinguished , and contrary vices spring up . But neither do we admit , that
fornication was not condemned by the wiser Heathens . Alcmena in Plautus says
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