- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
Unconverted men are so called (1 Corinthians 3:3). They are represented as of a "carnal mind, which is enmity against God" (Romans 8:6, 7). Enjoyments that minister to the wants and desires of man's animal nature are so called (Romans 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:11). The ceremonial of the Mosaic law is spoken of as "carnal," because it related to things outward, the bodies of men and of animals, and the purification of the flesh (Hebrews 7:16; 9:10). The weapons of Christian warfare are "not carnal", that is, they are not of man's device, nor are wielded by human power (2 Corinthians 10:4).
1. Pertaining to flesh; fleshly; sensual; opposed to spiritual; as carnal pleasure.
2. Being in the natural state; unregenerate.
The carnal mind is enmity against God. Romans 8:7.
3. Pertaining to the ceremonial law; as carnal ordinances. Hebrews 9:10.
4. Lecherous; lustful; libidinous; given to sensual indulgence.
CARNAL-knowledge, sexual intercourse.
CARNALIST, noun One given to the indulgence of sensual appetites.
CARNALITE, noun A worldly-minded man.
1. Fleshly lust, or desires, or the indulgence of those lusts; sensuality.
2. Grossness of mind or desire; love of sensual pleasures.
CARNALIZE, verb transitive To make carnal; to debase to carnality.
CARNAL-MINDED, adjective Worldly-minded.
CARNAL-MINDEDNESS, noun Grossness of mind.