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THE EPISTLE OF JUDE 9-25 (2 of 2)
We have been looking in this area of false teachers
according to Jude and we have discovered that false
>> What Jude notes about false teachers
1) They entered in the Church secretly. They slipped
2) They are ungodly men.
3) Their eternal doom is already determined by the
4) The continue to turn the saving, regenerating grace
of God, into a means of satisfying the most perverted
5) They deny the Lordship of Christ over their lives.
6) They are sexually immoral. Some sexually PERVERTED,
such as homosexuals.
10. But these speak evil of those things which they
know not: but what they know naturally, as brute
beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude couples the arrogance and ignorance of the false
teacher together. The false teacher always gives their
deceived followers the impression or the false image
that they are ABOVE angels, even little gods. They
believe their title gives them some special place
above others as they slandered beings that were
created HIGHER than they were. They are totally
OBLIVIOUS to the horror of their sinfulness. Jude
pummels these false teachers for what they are:
reasonless, instinct driven, sensual, and animalistic
in their behavior. It is by that same behavior that
they will destroy themselves.
11. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of
Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for
reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
The word "woe" is a word that the prophets used to
signify impending judgment and that's the same way
Jude uses the word in this passage. It's interesting
to note that this word "woe" has with it the concept
of judgment, warning and sorrow. This can be seen in
many passages, but in this passage we only see the
warning and the impending judgment against those who
would willingly deceive ...
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