Colossians 2:20-23. If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances, “Don’t handle, nor taste, nor touch” (all of which perish with use), according to the precepts and doctrines of men? Which things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but aren’t of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.
Matthew 3:4. John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
Matthew 4:2. When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.
1 Peter 2:11. Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5. For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality, that each one of you know how to control his own body in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who don’t know God.
1 Thessalonians 5:22. Abstain from every form of evil.
1 Timothy 4:2-4. The hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible