that each of you should learn to control your own body "in a way that is holy and honorable,
not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.