1 Thessalonians 4:3

Your sanctification (o agiasmo umwn). Found only in the Greek Bible and ecclesiastical writers from agiazw and both to take the place of the old words agizw, agismo with their technical ideas of consecration to a god or goddess that did not include holiness in life. So Paul makes a sharp and pointed stand here for the Christian idea of sanctification as being "the will of God" (apposition) and as further explained by the epexegetic infinitive that ye abstain from fornication (apecesqai uma apo th porneia). Pagan religion did not demand sexual purity of its devotees, the gods and goddesses being grossly immoral. Priestesses were in the temples for the service of the men who came.