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Every parent wants their child to be born with all body parts; we look for fingers and toes, eyes and nose. There are other body parts we are born with that are not so immediately visible.

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” – Colossians 3:5

“Members”, literally means “body parts”. It’s the same word Jesus used in his controversial illustration of cutting off hands, eyes, and feet.

“… it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” – Matthew 5:29b

I was born with some, you were born with others – “sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy”1 – These are the body parts, “members”, the Bible says to remove so we can serve God in and with our bodies throughout eternity.

– fritz

1 – Colossians 3:5b The Message Bible

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