Therefore, since the Messiah suffered physically, you too are to arm yourselves with the same attitude. For whoever has suffered physically is finished with sin,
with the result that he lives the rest of his earthly life no longer controlled by human desires, but by God's will.
For you have spent enough time already living the way the pagans want you to live - in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties and forbidden idol-worship.
They think it strange that you don't plunge with them into the same flood of dissoluteness, and so they heap insults on you.
But they will have to give an account to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.
This is why he was proclaimed to those who have died; it was so that, although physically they would receive the judgment common to all humanity, they might live by the Spirit in the way that God has provided.