Carnal (σαρκικὸς), fleshly, sensual. Wicked of unconverted men are represented as under the domination of a "carnal mind, which is enmity against God," and which must issue in death (Ro 8:6-7). Worldly enjoyments are carnal, because they only minister to the wants and desires of the animal part of man (Ro 15:27; 1Co 9:11). The ceremonial parts of the Mosaic dispensation were carnal; they related immediately to the bodies of men and beasts (Heb 7:16; Heb 9:10). The weapons of a Christian's warfare are not carnal; they are not of human origin, nor are they directed by human wisdom (2Co 10:4). SEE FLESH.

Definition of carnal

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