Counting the Cost and laying it all down at the Cross.

If believers in Christ were to realize that in coming to the Cross and believing and following Christ, we lay down not just our sins but our whole life and every single aspect to it, when confronted with the choice to lay down and give up something in our lives or to go and follow Christ wherever He may choose, whether it be to our prosperity or to our death. It makes it a lot easier to submit to the Lord’s will, seeing that you have already settled it in your heart to do what ever is required of you, when you first came to the Cross.

If ones life has only partially been laid down and is not completely submitted and wholly given to Christ at His coming to the Cross, the believer will more than likely take offence to the Word at some point, saying “It is to much for me to let go of” or deceive himself by saying “The Lord doth not require that of me”. What ever you hold back from God at your coming to the Cross, you Will eventually be tried for, to see if you will let go of that which you withheld, and if you do not part ways with that, with which you withheld, then you choose to part ways with Christ. For you make yourself unfit and unworthy of the Kingdom of God.

 (Matthew 16.24-26 ; Matthew 10.37-39 ; Luke 14.26-27 ; Luke 14.28-32 ; Luke 14.33 ; John 12.24-26 ; Mark 10.15 ; Mark 10.21-27 ; Romans 12.1-2 ; Romans 6.3-4 ; Romans 6.6 ; Galatians 2.20 ; Galatians 5.24-25 ; Galatians 6.14 ; Philippians 1.21 ; Philippians 1.27 ; Philippians 3.20 ; Colossians 3.1-4 ; 2 Corinthians 5.15-17 ; Revelation 12.11 ; Job 13.15 ; Matthew 13.20-22 )

Promises (Luke 18.28-30 ; Romans 6.5 ; Romans 6.8-10 ;  )

Sins mentioned in the New Testament

Sins of the New Testament

Below, in Alphabetical order I have compiled a list of most of the sins mentioned in the New Testament with a brief meaning of each of them. A man is not justified by keeping these as a law, yet those whose hearts have been changed, (born again by the Holy Spirit) will take heed to these things, walking circumspectly seeking diligently to live a Holy life, renewing their minds and setting their affects on thing above.

( Eph 5.15 ; Heb 12.14 ; Colossians 3.2 ; Psalm 119.11 ; 1 John 3.3-6 ; 1 John 2.15-17 ;
1 Peter 1.22-23 ; James 4.4 ; Heb 10.26 ; John 14.15 ; 1 Tim 4.16 )

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from ALL INIQUITY, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (Titus 11-15)

(Galatians 1.3-4 ; Romans 6.12-14 ; Colossians 3.5 ; )

Abominable (Revelation 21.8)
Defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations.
Pr 6.16–17 Pr 6.18-19 ; Pr 15.9 ; Pr 20.23 Deut 18.10 -12 ; Deut 22.5 ; Deut 27.15 Lev 18.22 ; Lev 20.13 ; It would be an interesting study to see the difference between that which is “An Abomination unto the Lord” and that which is an “Abomination unto you”. Surely that which is Abominable to the Lord in the Old testament is still an Abomination to the Lord now.

Abusers of themselves with mankind (1 Corinthians 6.9 ; 1 Timothy 1.10)
Abuser of (that defile) Self with Mankind.
Sodomite One guilty of Sodomy, a vile and abominable act. This Act is Not just limited to those of the same sex but to that of married couples alike.
Homosexuality. One of many sins which are evident with those who do not like to retain the knowledge of God. A mental illness or psychological disorder.  Romans 1.26-28

Adultery (Galatians 5.19 ; 1 Corinthians 6.9 ; Matthew 5.27-28 ; Luke 18.20 ; Romans 13.9)
An adulterer is a man who has illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman is an adulteress. Intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman is fornication. Adultery was regarded as a great social wrong, as well as a great sin and still is in the eyes of the Lord.
Jesus warns us in Mt 5.27-28 we will be judged according to our thoughts as well, so you don’t have to physically commit Adultery to be guilty of it, all you have to do is want to do it. Thus for example, if you are married and while making love to your wife close your eyes and imagine your wife being someone else, this is Adultery. 

Divorce is not an option to the believer, except for the reason of Death, Adultery or Fornication. (Mt 19.8-9 ; 1 Co 7.10-11 ; 1 Co 7.12-13 ; 1 Co 7.14-15) Divorce and Remarriage on the other hand is a far deeper study, which I will not get into now, but just because your church or a pastor allows you to marry another woman, does not mean it is right in the eyes of the Lord. In many of today’s cases of remarriage, couples are getting divorced because they do not get along or no longer love one another. These are not just causes for divorce, especially getting remarried to someone else after such a divorce. But let the world do what the world does, and those that are of the Lord, what the Lord wills, even if it means remaining unmarried until His coming.    

Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as adultery spiritually (Jer 3:6, Jer 3:8, Jer 3:9; Eze 16:32; Hos 1:1, Hos 2:1, Hos 3:1 James 4.4 , Rev 2:22). An apostate church is an adulteress (Isa 1:21; Eze 23:4, Eze 23:7, Eze 23:37), and the Jews are styled “an adulterous generation” (Mt 12:39). (Compare Rev. 12.)

Backbiters (Romans 1.30)
To slander, to falsely accuse, reproach, or speak evil of the absent.
In Ps 15:3, the rendering of a word which means to run about tattling, calumniating; in Pr 25:23, secret tale bearing or slandering; in Rom 1:30 and 2 Co 12:20, evil-speaking, maliciously defaming the absent.

Blasphemy (2 Timothy 3.2 ; Matthew 15.19)
An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or irreverent words uttered impiously against Jehovah. Blasphemy is an injury offered to God, by denying that which is due and belonging to him, or attributing to him that which is not agreeable to his nature.
In the sense of speaking evil of God this word is found in Ps 74:18; Isa 52:5; Rom 2:24; Rev 13:1, Rev 13:6; Rev 16:9, Rev 16:11, Rev 16:21. It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse (1Ki 21:10; Acts 13:45; Acts 18:6, etc.). Our Lord was accused of blasphemy when he claimed to be the Son of God (Mt 26:65; compare Mt 9:3; Mark 2:7). They who deny his Messiahship blaspheme Jesus (Lk 22:65; John 10:36).
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost (Mt 12:31, Mt 12:32; Mark 3:28, Mark 3:29; Lk12:10) is regarded by some as a continued and obstinate rejection of the gospel, and hence is an unpardonable sin, simply because as long as a sinner remains in unbelief he voluntarily excludes himself from pardon. Others regard the expression as designating the sin of attributing to the power of Satan those miracles which Christ performed, or generally those works which are the result of the Spirit's agency.

Boasters (Romans 1.30 ; 2 Timothy 3.2)
1. To brag,or vaunt one's self; to make an ostentatious display, in speech, of one's own worth, property, or actions.
2. To glory; to speak with laudable pride and ostentation of meritorious persons or things.
3. To exalt one's self.
Expression of ostentation, pride or vanity; a vaunting.
To exult in confident expectation

Chambering (Romans 13.13)
Wanton, lewd, immodest behavior

Covetousness (Romans 1.29 ; Romans 13.9 1 Corinthians 6.10 ; 1 Corinthians 5.11 ; Ephesians 5.3 )
1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; in a good sense; as covetous of wisdom, virtue or learning.
2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess; directed to money or goods, avaricious.
In Colossians 3.5 Covetousness is call Idolatry, for you turn your affects from the Lord to the thing which you desire. (Mt 6.24) Covetous can also be holding onto what you already have, devoting your affections and time in order not to loss what you have. Covetousness can be extremely deceitful as you can desire and work justly for even supposed good things, (education, a home and car etc) thinking the whole time that you are doing better than others in not coveting after extravagant luxurious goods. Where as it is not really the items that are the problem but more that of not seeking the Lord and His will first. Read the following, Mt 6.33, 1 Ti 6.5-7 , 1 Ti 6.8-10 , 1 Ti 6.11-12.  Lk 14.16-18 , Lk 14.19-20

Covenantbreakers (Romans 1.31)
The breaking of a Covenant or agreement
In theology, the covenant of works, is that implied in the commands, prohibitions, and promises of God; the promise of God to man, that mans perfect obedience should entitle him to happiness. This do, and live; that do, and die.

The covenant of redemption, is the mutual agreement between the Father and Son, respecting the redemption of sinners by Christ.

The covenant of grace, is that by which God engages to bestow salvation on man, upon the condition that man shall believe in Christ and yield obedience to the terms of the gospel.

Debate (Romans 1.29)
contention, discord
Contention in words or arguments; discussion for elucidating truth; strife in argument or reasoning, between persons of different opinions, each endeavoring to prove his own opinion right, and that of his opposer wrong; dispute; controversy; as the debates in parliament or in congress.

In preaching, a believer is to present the truth in love with pure intent. We are to do our best to convince and  persuade sinners of the truth, but we are not to fight with them, if they don’t believe the truth it is not because they are blind but that they reject the truth.
(Pro 25.9) (Acts 18.4 ; Eph 4.15; Tit 1.9 ; 2 Co 5.11 ; 2 Ti 2.24-25)

Deceit (Romans 1.29)
Literally, a catching or ensnaring. Hence, the misleading of a person; the leading of another person to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true, and thus to ensnare him; fraud; fallacy; cheat; any declaration, artifice or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false.

Denying God (2 Timothy 2.12)
1 To contradict; to gainsay; to declare a statement or position not to be true. We deny what another says, or we deny a proposition. We deny the truth of an assertion, or the assertion itself. The sense of this verb is often expressed by no or nay. To refuse to grant. Not to afford; to withhold. To disown; to refuse or neglect to acknowledge; not to confess. To reject; to disown; not to receive or embrace.(Tit 2.12)

In 2 Peter 2.1 the false teachers teach men to deny God what is rightly His. He bought you therefore you are not your own. So by claiming to be His and not allowing or giving Him all your life is to deny what is rightly His. (1 Co 6.20 ; 1 Pe 1.18)

Despisers of those that are good (2 Timothy 3.3)
Those who speak publicly or think to themselves evil against those that are good
(1 Pe 4.4 ; John 3.20 ; 1 Pe 3.16 ; Ro 1.32)   

Despiteful (Romans 1.30)
Full of spite; malicious; malignant; as a despiteful enemy
To treat with injurious insolence; stormy, boisterous; abusing both the characters and persons of those over whom they can have any power.

Disobedient to Parents (Romans 1.30; 2 Timothy 3.2 ; 1 Timothy 1.9)
Children are to obey there parents in the Lord in All things. A child is a child until they are self sufficient or married no matter the age. Women aught to remain at home with their parents until they are married. (Eph 6.1-3 ; Colossians 3.20 ; Lk 18.20)

Drunkenness (Galatians 5.21; 1 Corinthians 6.9 ; Romans 13.13 ; 1 Corinthians 5.11 )
Intoxication; inebriation; a state in which a person is overwhelmed or overpowered with spirituous liquors, so that his reason is disordered, and he reels or staggers in walking. Drunkenness renders some persons stupid, others gay, others sullen, others furious.
Drunkenness would include anything that causes you not to be sober minded ie Smoking Marijuana and taking drugs (Lk 21.34 ; Eph 5.18 ; Pr 20.1)

Spiritual Drunkenness is when one is drunk with the World, being conformed to its image and not that of Christ. Not being sober to the Truths of the Gospel. In light of all that the Lord has done for us and what will soon happen the believer ought to be awake. (1 Pe 1.13 ; 2 Pe 3.11 ; Ro 13.11-14)

Effeminate (1 Corinthians 6.9)
1. Having the qualities of the female sex; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; tender; womanish; voluptuous.
2. Womanish; weak; resembling the practice or qualities of the sex; as an effeminate peace; an effeminate life.
3. Womanlike, tender, in a sense not reproachful.

One does not have to be a homosexual to be an Effeminate. A man can be an effeminate and be married to someone of the opposite sex, yet still have the qualities of a women, the same would apply to a women behaving like a man (Tomboy).

Effeminate is also a man that will not labour or fight for a just cause nor get himself dirty, he hides from danger and is not willing to take a stand for what is right for fear of the consequences. Someone who lives a life of luxury, leisure and comfort.  

Emulations (Galatians 5.20)
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. Ro 11.14 In a bad sense, a striving to equal or do more than others to obtain carnal favors or honors.

Envy (Romans 1.29 ; Galatians 5.21)
Jealousy; spite
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.
(Pr 27.4 ; 1 Co 3.3 ; James 3.14 ; James 3.16 ; 1 Pe 2.1; Tit 3.3 ; Acts 13.45 ; Acts 17.5 )

(Psalm 73.3 ; Psalm 73.17-20 ; Psalm 37.1 ; Psalm 37.35) a comfort in this struggle

Evil Thoughts (Matthew 15.19)
To entertain evil thoughts.
(Pr 24.9 ; Mt 5.21-22 ; Mt 5.27-28)

Extortion (1 Corinthians 6.10 ; 1 Corinthians 5.11)
Extortioner, a greedy, ravenous person. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting any thing from a person by force, duress, menaces, authority, or by any undue exercise of power; illegal exaction; illegal compulsion to pay money, or to do some other act.
(Lk 18.10-11 ; Mt 23.25)

False Accusers / Witness (2 Timothy 3.3 ; Matthew 15.19)
Accusing others of things which the accuser knows to be false. Similar to bearing false witness.

Fearful (Revelation 21.8)
Those who, for fear of losing life or their property, either refused to receive the Christian religion, though convinced of its truth and importance; or, having received it, in times of persecution fell away, not being willing to risk their lives.
(Mt 8.26 ; Mk 4.40)

Fierce (2 Timothy 3.3)
1. Vehement; violent; furious; rushing; impetuous; as a fierce wind.
2. Savage; ravenous; easily enraged; as a fierce lion.
3. Vehement in rage; eager of mischief; as a fierce tyrant; a monster fierce for blood.
4. Violent; outrageous; not to be restrained.

Filthiness (Ephesians 5.4 ; 2 Corinthians 7.1)
Obscenity. Corruption; pollution; defilement by sin; impurity. Foulness; dirtiness; filth; nastiness Pollution of the flesh by the world. Any thing base or vile in words or acts.

Foolish talking (Ephesians 5.4)
Scurrility, buffoonery, ridicule, or what tends to expose another to contempt. Talk which is both foolish and sinful.

(John Wesley) Nor foolish talking - Tittle tattle, talking of nothing, the weather, fashions, meat and drink. Or jesting - The word properly means, wittiness, facetiousness, esteemed by the heathens an half - virtue. But how frequently even this quenches the Spirit, those who are tender of conscience know. Which are not convenient - For a Christian; as neither increasing his faith nor holiness.

Fornication (Romans 1.29 ; Galatians 5.19 ; 1 Corinthians 6.9 ;
1 Corinthians 5.11 ; Ephesians 5.3 ; Matthew 15.19)
Sexual immorality, Prostitute, whoremonger, debauchee, harlotry,
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 5.27-28
3. Incest. 1 Co 5.1
4. Idolatry; a forsaking of the true God, and worshipping of idols. (2 Chr 21. Revelation 19.2)

This word is more frequently used in a symbolical than in its ordinary sense. It frequently means a forsaking of God or a following after idols (Is 1:2; Jer 2:20; Ez.16; Hos 1:2; Hos 2:1-5; Jer 3:8, Jer 3:9).

Hatred (Galatians 5.20 ; Matthew 5.43-44)
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.

Haters of God (Romans 1.30)
 Hateful to God. atheists, contemners of sacred things, maligners of providence, scorners, etc. All profligate deists are of this class; and it seems to be the finishing part of a diabolic character. Rebels against God, deniers of his providence, or accusers of his justice in their adversities; yea, having an inward heart - enmity to his justice and holiness.

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: (2 Timothy 3.5)
Signifies a draught, sketch, or summary, and will apply well to those who have all their religion in their creed, confession of faith, catechism, bodies of divinity, etc., while destitute of the life of God in their souls; and are not only destitute of this life, but deny that such life or power is here to be experienced or known. They have religion in their creed, but none in their hearts. And perhaps to their summary they add a decent round of religious observances. From such turn away - not only do not imitate them, but have no kind of fellowship with them; they are a dangerous people, and but seldom suspected, because their outside is fair.
An appearance of godliness, but not regarding, nay, even denying and blaspheming, the inward power and reality of it.

Heady (2 Timothy 3.4)
Rash; hasty; precipitate; violent; disposed to rush forward in an enterprise without thought or deliberation; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable. Headstrong in the pursuit of a bad end under the influence of passion.
(Act 19.36 ; Pro 10.14)

Heresies (Galatians 5.20 ; 2 Timothy 4.3 ; Titus 3.10 ; 1 Co 11.19)
A fundamental error in religion, or an error of opinion respecting some fundamental doctrine of religion. But in countries where there is an established church, an opinion is deemed heresy, when it differs from that of the church. The Scriptures being the standard of faith, any opinion that is repugnant to its doctrines, is heresy; but as men differ in the interpretation of Scripture, an opinion deemed heretical by one body of christians, may be deemed orthodox by another. In Scripture and primitive usage, heresy meant merely sect, party, or the doctrines of a sect, as we now use denomination or persuasion, implying no reproach.
Heretic: One who causes divisions, factions.

High minded (2 Timothy 3.4)
Those who are full of themselves, Clouded with pride. (1 Tim 3.6 ;  1Tim 6.4)

Idolatry (Galatians 5.20 ; 1 Corinthians 6.9 ; Revelation 21.8 ; 1 Corinthians 5.11)
Image-worship or divine honour paid to any created object.
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.

In the New Testament the term idolatry is used to designate covetousness (Mt 6:24; Lk 16:13; Col 3:5; Eph 5:5).
Anything that receives more attention or priority than God, is an idol. (Lk 14.26)

Implacable (Romans 1.31)
Unyielding; obstinate. The quality of not being appeasable; inexorableness; irreconcilable enmity or anger. The word here shows a deadly enmity; the highest pitch of an unforgiving spirit; in a word, persons who would not make reconciliation either to God or man.

Incontinent (2 Timothy 3.3)
Unbridled; uncontrollable. Not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging lust without restraint or in violation of law; unchaste; lewd.

Inventors of Evil Things (Romans 1.30)
Those who have invented destructive customs, rites, fashions, etc. Inventors of evil things - Of new pleasures, new ways of gain, new arts of hurting, particularly in war.

Jesting (Ephesians 5.4)
Artfully turned discourses or words. Words that can be easily turned to other meanings; double entendres; chaste words which, from their connection, and the manner in which they are used, convey an obscene or offensive meaning. It also means jests, puns, witty sayings, and mountebank repartees of all kinds.

Lasciviousness (Galatians 5.19 ; Mark 7.22 ; 2 Corinthians 12.21 ; Ephesians 4.19 ; 1 Peter 4.3 ; Jude 1.4)
1. Looseness; irregular indulgence of animal desires; wantonness; lustfulness.
2. Tendency to excite lust, and promote irregular indulgences.
Whatever is contrary to chastity; all lewdness.

Liars (Revelation 21.8 ; Romans 13.9 ; Luke 18.20)
False witness. Every one who speaks contrary to the truth when he knows the truth, and even he who speaks the truth with the intention to deceive; i.e., to persuade a person that a thing is different from what it really is, by telling only a part of the truth, or suppressing some circumstance which would have led the hearer to a different end to the true conclusion.

Lovers of their own selves (2 Timothy 3.2)
Selfish, studious of their own interest, and regardless of the welfare of all mankind.

Lovers of Pleasure More than Lovers of God (2 Timothy 3.4)
Pleasure, sensual gratification, is their god; and this they love and serve; God they do not.
Many Christians make this verse of none effect to themselves by limiting the word pleasure to sexual or sensual pleasure. Rather this word Pleasure refers to all forms of pleasure, those that are considered evil and those that are given to us for their proper and in the appropriate context. The issue with this verse is that pleasure or gratification of self is desired and enjoyed more than that of God. For the verse does not say that God is rejected all together for pleasure, but that the need or priority for pleasure is more important than God.
Therefore they have a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. Especially denying God excess to what is meant to be His, your Life.

Malignity (Romans 1.29)
Extreme enmity, or evil dispositions of heart towards another; malice without provocation, or malevolence with baseness of heart; deep rooted spite.

Maliciousness (Romans 1.29)
Malice, ill-will; what is radically and essentially vicious. A temper which delights in hurting another, even without any advantage to itself. Harboring ill will or enmity without provocation; malevolent in the extreme; malignant in heart

Menstealers (1 Timothy 1.10)
Slave-dealers; whether those who carry on the traffic in human flesh and blood; or those who steal a person in order to sell him into bondage; or those who buy such stolen men or women, no matter of what color or what country; or those who sow dissensions among barbarous tribes in order that they who are taken in war may be sold into slavery; or the nations who legalize or connive at such traffic: all these are men-stealers, and God classes them with the most flagitious of mortals. Kidnapper.

Murder (Romans 1.29 ; Romans 13.9 ; Galatians 5.21 ; Revelation 21.8 ; 1 Timothy 1.9 ; Matthew 5.21-22 ; Luke 18.20 ; Matthew 15.19)
Taking away the life of another by any means; mortal hatred; for he that hates his brother in his heart is a murderer. 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.

Perjured Persons (1 Timothy 1.10)
Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely.

Profane (1 Timothy 1.9 ; 1 Timothy 4.7 ; 1 Timothy 6.20 ; 2 Timothy 2:16 ; Hebrews 12.16 ; Ezekiel 22.26)
Such who are so unholy and abominable as not to be fit to attend any public worship.
1. Irreverent to any thing sacred; applied to persons. A man is profane when he takes the name of God in vain, or treats sacred things with abuse and irreverence.
2. Irreverent; proceeding from a contempt of sacred things, or implying it; as profane words or language; profane swearing.
3. Not sacred; secular; relating to secular things; as profane history.
4. Polluted; not pure.
5. Not purified or holy; allowed for common use; as a profane place.
(Ezek 42.20 ; Ezek 48.15)
6. Obscene; heathenish; tending to bring reproach on religion; as profane fables. (1 Tim 4.7)
Profane is used chiefly in Scripture in opposition to holy, or qualified ceremonially for sacred services.

Proud / Pride (Romans 1.30 ; Mark 7.22 ; 2 Timothy 3.2; Isaiah 2.12 ; 1 Timothy 6.4 ;
1 Timothy 3.6 James 4.6 ; 1 Peter 5.5 ; 1 John 2.16)
Inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, rank or elevation in office, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
1. Having inordinate self-esteem; possessing a high or unreasonable conceit of one's own excellence, either of body or mind. A man may be proud of his person, of his talents,of his accomplishments or of his achievements. He may be proud of any thing to which he bears some relation. He may be proud of his country, his government, his equipage, or of whatever may, by association, gratify his esteem of himself. He may even be proud of his religion or of his church. He conceives that any thing excellent or valuable, in which he has a share, or to which he stands related, contributes to his own importance, and this conception exalts his opinion of himself. Proud is followed by of, before the object, supra.
2. Arrogant; haughty; supercilious.
(Proverbs 6.17 ; Proverbs 8.13 ; Proverbs 11.22 ; Proverbs 13.10 ; Proverbs 16.5 ; Proverbs 16.18 ; Proverbs 21.4 ; Proverbs 28.25 ; Proverbs 29.23)

Revellings ; Revilers (Galatians 5.21 ; 1 Corinthians 6.10)
1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian.
2. To move playfully or without regularity.
Lascivious feastings, with obscene songs, music, etc.
Luxurious entertainments.

Railer (1 Corinthians 5.11)
One who scoffs, insults, censures or reproaches with opprobrious language.

Seditions (Galatians 5.20)
Divisions into separate factions; parties, whether in the Church or state.

Sinners (1 Timothy 1.9)
1. One that has voluntarily violated the divine law; a moral agent who has voluntarily disobeyed any divine precept, or neglected any known duty.
2. It is used in contradistinction to saint, to denote an unregenerate person; one who has not received the pardon of his sins.

Sorcerers (Revelation 21.8)
A conjurer; an enchanter; a magician. The Egyptian sorcerers contended with Moses.
From the Greek word, Pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician:

Strife (Galatians 5.20)
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.
2. Contention in anger or enmity; contest; struggle for victory; quarrel or war.
Disputations, janglings, logomachics, or strife about words.

Thieves (1 Corinthians 6.10 ; Romans 13.9 ; Luke 18.20 ; Matthew 15.19 ; John 10.1)
The act of stealing. In law, the private, unlawful, felonious taking of another person's goods or movables, with an intent to steal them. To constitute theft, the taking must be in private or without the owner's knowledge, and it must be unlawful or felonious, that is, it must be with a design to deprive the owner of his property privately and against his will. Theft differs from robbery, as the latter is a violent taking from the person, and of course not private.

Traitors (2 Timothy 3.4)
Betrayers. Those who deliver up to an enemy the person who has put his life in their hands.

Trucebreakers (2 Timothy 3.3)
The word means those who are bound by no promise, held by no engagement, obliged by no oath; persons who readily promise any thing, because they never intend to perform.
Refusing to enter into treaty, irreconcilable.

Uncleanness (Ephesians 5.3)
1. Foulness; dirtiness; filthiness.
2. Want of ritual or ceremonial purity. (Lev 15.31)
3. Moral impurity; defilement by sin; sinfulness. (Eze 36.17)
4. Lewdness; incontinence. (Col 3.5 ;  2 Pe 2.10)

Unbelieving (Revelation 21.8 ; John 3.18 ; John 3.36)
1. Not believing; incredulous.
2. Infidel; discrediting divine revelation, or the mission, character and doctrines of Christ; as the unbelieving Jews. (Acts 14.2 ; Tit 1.15)

Unholy (2 Timothy 3.2 ; 1 Timothy 1.9)
1. Not holy; not renewed and sanctified. (2 Tim 3.2)
2. Profane; not hallowed; not consecrated; common. (Heb 10.29)
3. Impious; wicked.
4. Not ceremonially purified. (Lev 10.10)

Ungodly (1 Timothy 1.9 ; Psalm 1.5-6 ; Jude 1.15-18 ; 1 Peter 4.18 ; 2 Peter 2.5-6 ;   )
1. Wicked; impious; neglecting the fear and worship of God, or violating his commands.
2. Sinful; contrary to the divine commands; as ungodly deeds. (Jude 1.4)
3. Polluted by wickedness; as an ungodly day.

Unmerciful (Romans 1.31 ; James 2.13)
Those who were incapable, through the deep-rooted wickedness of their own nature, of showing mercy to an enemy when brought under their power, or doing any thing for the necessitous, from the principle of benevolence or commiseration.
1. Not merciful; cruel; inhuman to such beings as are in one's power; not disposed to spare or forgive.
2. Unconscionable; exorbitant; as unmerciful demands.
(Matthew 5.7)

Unthankful (2 Timothy 3.2)
Not thankful; ungrateful; not making acknowledgments for good received.
Persons without grace, or gracefulness; who think they have a right to the services of all men, yet feel no obligation, and consequently no gratitude.
(Luke 6.35) Just because the Lord answers some of your prayers, does not mean that you are saved.

Unrighteousness: (Romans 1.29 ; Galatians 5.19 )
Injustice; a violation of the divine law, or of the plain principles of justice and equity; wickedness. Unrighteousness may consist of a single unjust act, but more generally, when applied to persons, it denotes an habitual course of wickedness.  (2 Co 6.14)
Every transgression of the law is unrighteousness.
(Ro 1.18 ; Ro 2.8 Ro 3.5 ; Ro 9.14 ; 2 Th 2.10-12 ; 2 Pe 2.13-15 ; 1 John 1.9 ; 1 John 5.17 )

Variance (Galatians 5.20)
Contentions, where the principle of hatred proceeds to open acts; hence contests, altercations, lawsuits, and disputes in general.
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.

Wantonness (Romans 13.13 ; 2 Peter 2.18)
Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures. All manner of uncleanness and sodomitical practices.
Licentiousness; negligence of restraint. Lasciviousness; lewdness.Whisperers (Romans 1.29)
Secret detractors; those who, under pretended secrecy, carry about accusations against their neighbors, whether true or false; blasting their reputation by clandestine tittle-tattle. This word should be joined to the succeeding verse.
1. One who whispers.
2. A tattler; one who tells secrets; a conveyer of intelligence secretly.
3. A backbiter; one who slanders secretly. (Pr 16.28 ; Ps 41.7)

Whoremongers (Revelation 21.8 ; 1 Timothy 1.10 ; Ephesians 5.5 ; Hebrews 13.4 ; Revelation 22.15 )
Adulterers, fornicators, and prostitutes of all sorts. A pimp

Wickedness (Romans 1.29)
Departure from the rules of the divine law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; crime; sin; sinfulness; corrupt manners Wickedness generally signifies evil practices.
But wickedness expresses also the corrupt dispositions of the heart. (Ps 5.9 ; Ps 58.2)

Witchcraft (Galatians 5.20)
Sorcery, Drug abuse, Curious Arts. The practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with the devil.

Without Understanding (Romans 1.31)
Incapable of comprehending what was spoken; destitute of capacity for spiritual things. Not able to understand things which should make complete sense once explained to them. Perhaps will full ignorance.

Without Natural Affection (Romans 1.31 ; 2 Timothy 3.3)
Without that attachment which nature teaches the young of all animals to have to their mothers, and the mothers to have for their young. The heathens, in general, have made no scruple to expose the children they did not think proper to bring up, and to despatch their parents when they were grown old or past labor.
A cold heart towards things which aught to stir ones emotions.

Wrath (Galatians 5.20 ; James 1.19-20 ; 1 Timothy 2.8 ; Colossians 3.8 ; Ephesians 4.31 )
1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; as the wrath of Achilles.
2. The effects of anger.
3. The just punishment of an offense or crime.
Gods wrath, in Scripture, is his holy and just indignation against sin.
Turbulent passions, disturbing the harmony of the mind, and producing domestic and civil broils and disquietudes.
(1 Th 5.9 ; Ro 12.19) I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5.21)

...shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.  (Revelation 21.8 )

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?... ( 1 Corinthians 6.9)

From such turn away (2 Timothy 3.5)

...let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (Ephesians 5.3)

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (Ephesians 5.6-8)

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (2 Thessalonians 3.6)

And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. (2 Thessalonians 3.14-15)

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.  (1 Corinthains 5.11)

...Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. (1 Corinthians 5.13)


Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of American English

R A Torry’s New Topical Textbook

M G Easton Illustrated Bible Dictionary 1897

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

Marvin R Vincent’s Word Studies

John Wesley’s Explanatory notes on the whole Bible

Converted or unconverted ?

A man is justified by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Yet the evidence that a man has truly believed is that his life has changed, is changing and will continue to change until he breaths his last, this is what the Bible calls sanctification.
 (2 Corinthians 5:17; Luke 24:47; Acts 20:21; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13)

This change comes through your spirit (which was once dead in sin) being Born again, made alive through the spirit of God quickening you. This happening gives you a new nature, where by the way in which you view all aspects of life changes especially with regards to sin and the fear of God. Because of this change from within the soul the heart and the mind change, and from there the outward deeds.
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 2:13; John 3:3; Ephesians 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Romans 6:11;
 Romans 8:13;  2 Thessalonians 2:13; Philippians 2:12 )

It is not to say that every aspect of the new believer will be perfect or that he with be completely perfect.
(James 1:3-4)

There maybe certain things that the new believer will not immediately recognise as sin, but the evidence that he has truly been converted is that the Holy Spirit will begin to convict him of theses things. The conviction (light) may come through hearing or reading the Word (Bible). Perhaps from a brother in Christ or maybe even from someone that you yourself don’t fully agree with or even believe to be a true believer, nevertheless we must indeed examine whether what is said is true. The conviction could also just be a general revelation that just seemed to pop into your mind out of nowhere. Yet in all cases it must be checked with scripture.       
(John 3:19-20; John 3:21; John 16:13; 1 Peter 1:22; Galatians 6:1; James 5:19; 2 Corinthians 13:5)

When a believer is in sin or hardens their heart to the truth or what the Holy Spirit is convicting them of, it maybe that the believer will run off on his own way for a time. But the evidence that he has been converted is that the pleasures of sin are only temporal and bring no lasting satisfaction to him. There is no peace in his spirit, and no matter how hard he tries to block out the Lord or run away from His presence the Spirit of God is constantly there eating away at his conscience. This could go on for days or months even.
 (Hebrews 11:25; Psalm 139:7; John 16:8; John 16:13; 1 John 5:18; Philippians 1:6)

At hearing that, if you are tempted to go out and sin against the Lord or see how far you can go before He does anything to bring you back. You only prove to yourself that you are not converted. As it is written “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”
(Matthew 4:7; 1 Corinthians 10:9; Hebrews 3:15-17)

Be dead sure that if you go through your life without ever surrendering to the Will of God you can have no certainty of Salvation.   
 (Mark 3:35; Galatians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 4:2; 1 John 2:17) 

A converted believer that runs away from the call of God, is only being something that he is not, therefore it is the discomfort of being what he is not that drives him back to what he is.
 (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:25; John 10:3-4 )

This is part of the chastening (discipline) of the Lord, to bring our lives into complete subjection to the Lord.  
 (Hebrews 12:5; Colossians 4:12; James 1:4; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 10:5)

An unconverted professor that runs back to the world (sin) is only going back to what he is. Although he may come under conviction through various means, and convince himself and even others that he is sincere. The guilt that he experiences is only a self guilt. He feels bad that he got caught or that he got hurt or hurt someone else, but it is not a true guilt because of the one whom he has sinned against (the Lord). He may even publicly confess his sin and faults to God, but be sure that it will only be a matter of time until he falls again, if not into the same sin, it will be some other major sin.
 (2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Peter 2:22; Romans 2:15)

The Lord will often allow the fall of false professors especially in leadership by exposing their sins publicly, in order that they might be manifest for what they are, so that their bad fruit may be revealed, to everyone else.
(1 Timothy 5:24; Matthew 7:20;  )    

Yet sadly in congregations where the Word of God is not the final authority, even when the leaders or congregation members are living in a continuous lifestyle of sin they are just accepted as they are without any reprimand or warning that they are demonstrating evidence of a life lived after the flesh and therefore are  in danger of Hell.  
 (Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 3:5; Romans 8:13; Galatians 5:21 )

One of the problems today is that most Churches don’t preach against sin or separation from the world nor do they excommunicate unrepentant professors. Because of this they can go through much if not all their lives thinking that because they are professors of Christ and meet together with other professors of Christ they are saved. But they never realise that they are unconverted and that only the converted will enter into the kingdom of God. 
 (1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 5:3; Romans 6:16-17; Romans 6:18; Titus 1:16; John 3:3)

Please do not miss understand the words conversion and converted, it is not meant in today’s sense of the words, were one can say “I converted to Christianity” by becoming a member of a church or being baptised, not to say that those are wrong. By conversion I mean that God has converted you, and not that you have converted yourself. If you have wisdom you will understand the difference.
(Psalm 19:7; Colossians 2:13; Luke 22:32 Acts 3:19)   
Many supposed Christians try to reform or change their lives through their own strength, although they may get far in doing so, they are not doing it by the spirit of God, they are trying to be something which is against their nature, therefore it is a burdensome and uncomfortable thing. Once they are brought to the point of offence they will fall away, revealing that they were only “Stony ground hears” or “dogs returning to their own vomit again”
 (Matthew 13:20-21; Matthew 13:22; Matthew 11:28-30; 2 Peter 2:22;)

The modern day church aids this type of false belief, by making the path to heaven broader than it really is. Therefore in their own strength (flesh) it is easy to walk on the man made false path.
(2 Peter 2:18; 2 Peter 2:19; Jude 1:4)

They try their best to walk along the white line on the side of the Highway, but they don’t understand that they are still on the Highway, they need to get off of the Highway and onto the narrow pathway which is difficult and requires constant reliance on the spirit of God to walk along, otherwise you will not know where you are going.
 (Matthew 7:13; Luke 13:24; Hebrews 12:13)

The more the church allows the unconverted to remain in the church, unconverted. The more they will leaven (spoil) the church.
 (1 Corinthians 5:6; Colossians 2:8; 2 Peter 2:13)

Bringing the world into the church never makes the world more holy it only makes the church more unholy. This only makes the church look even more powerless and ridiculous in the eyes of the world, heart breaking and blasphemous to the true believer and an abomination to God. 
 (1 John 2:15; James 4:4; Ezekiel 44:23-24; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18)  

Not only is there a WAY, but there is also a WAY in which to walk along that WAY.
 (John 14:6; 1 John 1:6; 3 John 1:4)

Now many will say that that is legalistic or works salvation and quote Ephesians 2:8-9. But that only stems from a misunderstanding of what grace really is. Grace is the God give desire and power to do the Will of God for your life and overcome the world. 
 (Ephesians 2:8-9; Ephesians 3:7; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Acts 4:33)

Although it may somewhat seem that the believer is doing things in his own strength, it is only because of the grace given him that he could ever do anything.
 (1 Corinthians 15:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10 a;  1 Corinthians 4:7)

God sent His Son to justify the believing before God and He sent His Holy Spirit that the believing might walk worthy of Him.

(John 3:16; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 4:1; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:12)