-(A philosophy that leads to severe austerities in subordinating the body to the control of the moral

attributes of the mind) -Extreme application of .Rebuked by Jesus Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34 .Rebuked by

Paul Colossians 2:20-23; 1 Timothy 4:1-4, 8

-INSTANCES OF THE PRACTICE OF .John the Baptist Matthew 11:18; Luke 7:33 .Those who practiced

celibacy \”for the kingdom of heaven\’s sake,\” Matthew 19:12