Dearly beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
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Clement Of Alexandria
Qu circa admirabilis quoque Petrus: "Charis Simi, inquit, obsecro vos tanquam advernas et peregrinos, abstinete vos a carnal bus desideriis, quae militant ad versus animam, conversationem vest ram inter gentes habentes bonam: quoniam sic est voluntas Dei, ut bene facientes obmutescere faciatis imprudentium hominum ignorant am; quasi liberi, et non quasi velamen habentes malitiae libertatem, sed ut servi Dei." ...
And similarly Peter exhorts: "As strangers "says he, "and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify the Lord."
I beseech you to refrain from all unlawful and disorderly passions, that the Gentiles not yet converted may have nothing to blame in your lives and conversation, but may be edified and induced to praise God. (Witham)