Christ therefore having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sins:
That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God.
For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and unlawful worshipping of idols.
Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them into the same confusion of riotousness: speaking evil of you.
Who shall render account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
For, for this cause was the gospel preached also to the dead: That they might be judged indeed according to men, in the flesh: but may live according to God, in the Spirit.