Bible verses about "idolaters" | Thomson

Romans 1:1-32

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised heretofore by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 concerning his son, [him who was of a seed of David with respect to flesh 4 him who was determinately marked out as son of God by a power, according to a spirit of holiness, of rising up from the dead,] 5 [namely]] Jesus Christ, our Lord, by whom we have received favour and an apostolical mission, that for his name there may be an obedience of faith among all the nations, 6 among which you indeed are called ones of Jesus Christ 7 to all who are at Rome, beloved of God, called and consecrated; favour be to you, and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 In the first place, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your belief is celebrated throughout the whole world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his son, is my witness how incessantly I make mention of you, intreating always in my prayers 10 that by the will of God I may at length have some how a favourable opportunity to come to you. 11 For I long to see you that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your establishment, 12 that is, to partake of consolation among you by the faith which is mutually in us, both yours and my own. 13 Now, brethren, I would not have you ignorant that I have hitherto been hindered, though I have often heretofore purposed to come to you, that I might have some fruit among you even as among the other nations. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and barbarians, to both the learned and the unlearned, 15 so that as far as it rests with me, I am ready to publish the glad tidings to you also who are at Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of the Christ; for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew in the first place, and also to the Greek. 17 For by it there is revealed a justification of God's appointment because of belief, that we may believe. As it is written, "But the just shall live because of belief: 18 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of the men, who by unrighteousness repress truth. 19 Because that which is to be known of God is manifest among them, for God hath manifested it to them; 20 for his invisible attributes, both his eternal power and divine majesty, being thought upon, are from the creation of the world clearly discoverable by the things made, so that they are without excuse 21 because when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God, nor give him thanks, but became vain by their ill- grounded reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened; 22 pretending to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for an image representing coruptible man, and birds, and four footed beasts, and reptiles; 24 therefore God delivered them up, by the desires of their own hearts, to impurity, that by themselves their own bodies might be dishonoured. 25 They changed the truth of God for a falsity, and worshipped and served the creature, and not the creator who is blessed forever, Amen: 26 therefore God gave them up to infamous passions; for even their women perverted the instinct of nature; 27 and in like manner the males also leaving the sex, were inflamed with desires towards each other, which they most shamefully indulged, men with men, and received in themselves the retribution which was justly due to their error. 28 And as they did not search out God to have constantly a due sense of him, God gave them up to an undiscerning mind to do things unseemly, 29 filled as they were with all manner of injustice, lewdness, maliciousness, covetousness, mischief, being full of envy, murder, contention, fraud, evil habits; being whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, insulters of men, insolent, boastful, inventors of evils, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, void of natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. 32 Some having recognised God's law, That they who do such things deserve death, not only do the same things themselves, but have even a complacency in them who commit them;

James 1:14-15

14 But every one is tempted by his own desire, when allured and ensnared. 15 In that case desire having conceived, bringeth forth sin, and sin, when grown up, produceth death.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

3 for this is the will of God even your sanctification, that you abstain from fornication; 4 that every one of you know how to use his own vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 not in lustful indulgence, like the nations which know not God;

Revelation 22:15

15 but without are the dogs and the sorcerers and the prostitutes and the murderers and the idolaters and every one who loveth and practiseth falsehood.

Genesis 19:1-38

1 Now in the evening the two angels came to Sodom, and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom, and upon seeing them, Lot arose to meet them, and made obeisance with his face to the ground, 2 and said, I intreat you, my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and rising early in the morning, you may proceed on your journey. And they said, No, we will lodge in the street. 3 Then he pressed them, and they went home with him. And when they came to his house, he made an entertainment for them; and baked for them unleavened cakes, and they did eat. 4 But before they went to rest, the men of the city, the Sodomites, surrounded the house, both young and old; all the people in a body. 5 And they called out Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came to thee this night? Bring them out to us that we may know them. 6 Whereupon Lot went out to them into the porch and shut the door after him: 7 And he said to them, You must not brethren, commit such wickedness. 8 I have two daughters who have not known man; Let me bring out these to you, and use them as you please; only do no injury to these men in as much as they have come under the shelter of my roof. 9 And they said to him, Begone there! Thou camest to sojourn, didst thou also, to be our judge? Now therefore we will treat thee worse than them. And they pressed violently against the man, Lot; and came near to break open the door. 10 Then the men stretched forth their hands and pulled Lot to them into the house and shut the door of the house, 11 and smote with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, both small and great, so that they were tired seeking the door. 12 Then the men said to Lot, Hast thou here sons in law, or sons or daughters? or if thou hast any other in this city take them out of this place, for we are going to destroy this place. 13 For their cry is come up before the Lord, and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. 14 Upon this Lot went out and spoke to his sons in law, who had bethrothed his daughters and said, Arise and depart from this place; for the Lord is going to destroy this city. But he seemed to his sons in law to be mocking. 15 Now when it was break of day the angels hurried Lot, saying, Arise and take thy wife and thy two daughters whom thou hast, and get away, lest thou also perish for the iniquities of this city. 16 But they were confounded. So the angels took hold of his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, as the Lord spared him. 17 And having led them out they said, Escape for thy life. Look not back, nor stop in any part of the plain around. Escape to the mountains, lest peradventure thou be overtaken. 18 Thereupon Lot said to them, I beseech thee, Lord, 19 since thy servant hath found favour in thy sight and thou hast magnified thy kindness in what thou dost for me to save my life. I cannot escape to the mountains. Peradventure the calamity may overtake me and I shall die. 20 Behold that city is nigh for me to flee to. It is little and thither I can escape. Is it not little? And my soul shall live by thy means. 21 And he said, Behold I have indulged thee also in this matter, so as not to destroy that city of which thou hast spoken. 22 Haste therefore to escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou get there. For this cause he called the name of that city, Segor. 23 The sun was risen on the earth when Lot entered Segor; 24 and the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorra brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25 And he overthrew these cities, and all the circumjacent country, and all the inhabitants of those cities, and all the productions of the ground. 26 And Lot's wife having looked back was turned into a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place, where he had stood before the Lord, 28 and he looked towards Sodom and Gomorra and towards the circumjacent plain, and he beheld and lo! a flame ascended out of the earth like the smoke of a furnace. 29 But when God destroyed all the cities of that neighbourhood he remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out from that destruction. Now when the Lord had destroyed those cities in which Lot had dwelt, 30 Lot went up out of Segor, and he and his two daughters with him settled in the mountains; for he was afraid to dwell in Segor. So he and his two daughters with him took up their abode in a cave. 31 And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old and there is none in this land who will come in unto us, as is customary in all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may raise up seed from our father. 33 So they made their father drink wine that very night, and the elder having gone in lay with her father that night, and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34 And on the next night the elder said to the younger, Lo! I lay with our father last night, let us make him drink wine this night also, and do thou go in and lie with him and let us raise up seed from our father. 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger went in and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36 Thus the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father. 37 And the eldest bore a son and called his name Moab, saying From my father. He is the father of the present Moabites. 38 And the youngest also bore a son and called his name Amman saying, Son of the same as I. He is the father of the present Ammanites.

Leviticus 18:22

22 Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman; for it is an abomination.

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest"they are these"adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, fascinations, enmities, strifes, emulations, .animosities, contentions, factions, sects, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and the like, of which I forewarn you, as I have indeed before declared that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God:

Colossians 3:5

5 Mortify, therefore, with regard to your members which are on earth, fornication, uncleanness, inordinate passions, wicked desire, and that licentiousness, which is idolatry,

Jude 1:7

7 As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, which, in like manner with them, abandoned themselves to licentiousness, and went after strange flesh, were made an example of, suffering the vengeance of everlasting fire;

Revelation 21:8

8 but the cowards and the unbelieving and abominable and murderers and prostitutes, and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their portion in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

Leviticus 20:13

13 And if any man lie with man as with woman, they have both committed an abomination; let them be put to death. They are guilty.

Romans 1:26-27

26 therefore God gave them up to infamous passions; for even their women perverted the instinct of nature; 27 and in like manner the males also leaving the sex, were inflamed with desires towards each other, which they most shamefully indulged, men with men, and received in themselves the retribution which was justly due to their error.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

9 Do you not know that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the voluptuous, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor such as indulge inordinate desires, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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