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Asceticism [NAVE]

ASCETICISM, a philosophy that leads to severe austerity in subordinating the body to the control of the moral attributes of the mind. Extreme application of, rebuked by Jesus, Matt. 11:19; Luke 7:34; by Paul, Col. 2:20-23; 1 Tim. 4:1-4, 8.
See: Stoicism.
Instances of the Practice of
John the Baptist, Matt. 11:18; Luke 7:33.
Those who practiced celibacy "for the kingdom of heaven's sake,'' Matt. 19:12.

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