Living in Immodest Luxury -- A Work of the Flesh
5:19 Now the works
of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness, (Greek A-Selgia)
Greek “Sel” means: the Moon. “Selene” is translated dozens of times
in the Septuagint as “moon.” Another form of the word “Sel” is translated as round in
Jeremiah and another form this word is translated as Lunatic
following is all garbage derived from one or more commentaries)
The Greek word used, is derived
from a city in the region of Pisidia
whose name was SELGE. The "Stoics" lived in Selge,
and although they were not Christian, they had a high standard
of morality. Selge came to be known as the "Standard of Morality."
The word used here in 1 Peter has the negative "ah"
at the beginning, "aselgia",
(lewdness, licentiousness) meaning "NO - STANDARD OF MORALITY"
No standard of morality is the general rule today. Where you find
"NO - STANDARD OF MORALITY"
only thing that is correctly asserted above is the Greek prefix
“A” meaning NOT.
First and foremost, any belief that Paul, the apostle, would
be teaching Stoicism, or lending credence to them by using their
words and terminology in a church that he already describes
as having been bewitched by other false Apostles and teachers
is laughable, and shows such incredible ignorance from the supposed
scholars who wrote this to the centuries of blind and ignorant
pastors and teachers that would parrot such words in their congregations.
word Selgia on the other hand had nothing to do with either the
Stoics or the City Selge (The Greek
word predated both) So the city of
the stoics was named after some aspect of the moon, worship
of the moon, or protection of the moon.
we have already mentioned, in the Greek Septuagint a form of
the word “Sel” is used dozens and
dozens of times and is translated
in every case as moon. And that in another form of
the word, “Sel,” it is used one
time in Jeremiah and is translated as circle
are dozens of words in the New Testament that “scholars” no
longer know the meaning of. The translations of A-Selgia as licentious,
chambering, etc., has no real basis in the Greek, so the translators
have inserted their best guesses here.
speaking, the Greek, in modern Lexicons, and in Strong’s Concordance
are probably in a range of 85-90% accurate.
Realize that these works were written in the 1800’s
and that biblical Greek had been a dead language for centuries. In addition, we must realize that no one in
the first or second century ever wrote a definitive work on
the meaning of any of these words – therefore, these works are
what are we to do? One
of the best ways to double check the meaning of New Testament
Greek words is go to the Greek Septuagint – To do so one only
needs a parallel English Greek version of the Septuagint, a
Greek concordance of the Septuagint, a Greek Interlinear of
the New Testament (To find the words you want to check up on)
And a Greek Lexicon that fully looks up words in all their tenses.
one uses these sources together, not only do you gain clearer
word meanings and discover words that are mistranslated and
defined incorrectly in the Greek lexicon and in Strong’s Concordance,
but you will even discover passages that Christ and the Apostles
are citing and quoting from in the Septuagint as opposed to
there are a few occasions were a words’ meaning is still obscure
after using the sources spoken of above. So the next oldest
source to check an obscure or unknown biblical word in is the
Latin Vulgate, which Jerome translated from the Greek
fully realize there was some bad text used, and that has to
be taken into account when using it to define words -- but overall
the Latin Vulgate it is also in an 85-90 percent accuracy range.
It is hypocritical that its critic’s scream of the gross
inaccuracies of the Latin Vulgate and the English Catholic Bible
derived from it -- but they do not speak a single word to the
gross inaccuracies in the KJV or other English translations.
The motivation of these critics is protestant prejudice against
Catholics and anything perceived to be Roman Catholic in origin.
are intentionally ignorant to the fact that the entire Protestant
movement was begun by three Roman Catholic Priests; Martin Luther,
John Calvin, and Menno Simons.
Two of which were Roman Catholic Doctors of Divinity
and taught in Roman Catholic Universities for years, those being
Luther and Calvin. These
same two were Augustinian Monks – Sworn disciples of Saint Augustine. Their Protestant teachings can all be found,
horror of horrors – in the writings of Saint
While both made a few modifications here and there, when
we say that, we mean few.
the reformation was about was not a returning the church of Christ
and the Apostles. That
was because, like the early church fathers, Luther, Calvin,
and Simons, which they were all well versed in --- they did
not know the way back to that either. So the reformation was a returning to Roman
Catholic roots in the 6th century and erasing what
had been taught since. (The infallibility of the Pope, the consolidation
of the Church of Rome’s primacy of the church by sword, indulgences
etc.) These things hold great meaning to those with eye –because
the volume of orthodox church doctrine
these three horsemen created, is carried in every commentary
and every bible study book and is of 6th century
Roman Catholic origin. So,
if a man or woman is to study to show themselves approved, there
needs to be some diligence in searching out these things if
they be so.
does not speak well of the lazy hirelings that the church has
hired to itself to entertain its itching ears.
In this case the Latin Vulgate is useful and we post here it
in an English – Latin parallel version for your inspection
the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication,
uncleanness, immodest luxury,
opera carnis quae sunt fornicatio inmunditia luxuria
Slavery or Forced servitude, witchcraft or mixing poisons,
enmities, contentions, emulations, ambitious rivalries,
quarrels, dissensions, sects,
inimicitiae contentiones aemulationes irae rixae dissensiones
means: dirtiness, untidiness; or foulness,
-- In the Greek, this is rendered uncleaness. So,
we see here that A-Selgia
is rendered in Latin as Luxuria or Luxury in English
A- means “not” and we see this in the Latin that
the word Selgia
means: “living in modest or humble means.” So
A-Selgia is” One living in immodest luxury.
are two other words Paul and James speak evil of; Asotia, and Tryphe that are translated as "Riot" and “Living
delicately”— All of which
are speaking of one living the wealthy party-hardy lifestyle
– that we have come to know as the Prosperity Gospel.
a work of the Spirit
in Luke 6 is identified by Christ as: blessed be ye poor,
and living in that modest chaste lifestyle just as Christ
and the Apostles did. “For the servant is not above the master.”
And one of the works of the flesh is identified and defined by Paul as:
in immodest luxury or wealth. --A lifestyle that
Christ refused from the hand of the serpent when it was offered
Him. “And He MADE Himself of no reputation.” Living a modest and humble life with little
in the way of the things of this world.
Mark 7:21-23 For
from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
(A-Selgia Immodest Luxury [Christ already spoke here of all sex sins
in adultery and fornication]) an
evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things
come from within, and defile the man.
Corinthians 12:21 And
lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and
that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have
not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness (A-Selgia Immodest
which they have committed. (Eprazen,
To be occupied with [This is their life or daily focus – This
is part of the Roman Credo “Eat drink and be merry” Paul actually
quotes the phrase elsewhere.)
4:19 (Greek Interlinear) Who having cast all feelings (Of living righteously before God) have given themselves to (A-Selgia Immodest Luxury) For (The) working of all uncleanness with
greediness. (Pleonezia To have more than another [Here
now we have a passage where the word greediness, covetousness,
or the desire for abject wealth associated with A-Selgia])
Peter 4:3 For
the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the
will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness (A-Selgia Immodest
Luxury – [This is expressed in the Gospels over and over again
by the Apostles who wanted to be wealthy and rule an earthly
kingdom]) lusts, (Epithumia – One’s
deep desire. The word on the negative side entails riches, the
things of the world, and the desire for earthly power,) excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, (Peter here is using the words Eating drinking and being merry
here with A-Selgia) and abominable idolatries:
1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly
men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, (A-Selgia Immodest Luxury) and denying the only (Monon One) Lord, (Despoten Master) God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (This is a reference
to Christ living modestly and making himself of no reputation
– and denying there is only one Lord in all of the Church Jesus
Christ, These deny this by making themselves out to be kings, lords, and
the rulers over this world [Kingdom Kidz]
– It is astonishing here that “”The A-Selgia of those who have crept in” and their teaching of others to
enter into their A-Selgia so as to deny how Christ
– So encompasses
the teachings of the prosperity gospel that has crept in the
one desires to truly be His disciple -- think on these things.