Showing posts with label Jude. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jude. Show all posts

04 March 2020

1 Year Bible—Jude

The main topic of Jude, the half-brother of the Lord Jesus, is to beware of false teachers. He explains the reason and gives their characteristics.

False teachers
C1 Can teach close to orthodox but live secret lives ruining some believers. Think of molesters and sexual predators.
C2 Can teach a passage but interpret it differently than the plain, normal sense. They spiritualize, allegorize, redefine, explain away, use reams of paper to mold us to their personal view (eisegesis), etc.
D1 Since Yahweh is omnipotent and omnisapient, He communicates perfectly. What He says or records in Scriptures is the truth. If it is to be symbolic, it will be recorded as such.
D2 We need to read the Scripture as, “What does this passage mean?” Many read and interpret Scripture as, “What is this saying to me?”
C3 Have a goal for power, money, and sex. Sometimes just one goal, sometimes two, or sometimes all three.

Jude 1:3-4 WEL Beloved, I was in the process of promptly writing to you about our common salvation, when I had to write to you and exhort you that you must passionately defend the faith which was once for all [time] committed to the saints.
4 For certain people slipped in unnoticed who were written about in advance for condemnation, ungodly people, changing the grace of our God into a lack of moral restraint and disowning the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
C1 Passionately defend the faith.
D1 The Greek word for passionately is ἐπαγωνίζομαι epagōnízomai. It means to be intensely motivated and giving effort to preserve truth and expose evil.
D2 For this type of contention we need the armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-18).
C2 The faith here in context and similar usage in the NT refers to the Gospel, doctrines, worldview, and lifestyle of God and His kingdom. It is the whole of Christian faith as taught by the Lord Jesus and His apostles and prophets.
D1 A false Gospel (Galatians 1:7-8).
D2 A false Gospel of faith plus various manmade rules necessary to be saved as in Colossians 2:4-8.
C3 Note that they slip in, that is, they do not openly disclose what they really believe and who they really are.
C4 We have been warned by the former prophets and prophetesses.
D1 Compare 2 Peter 3:17.
D2 See also Matthew 7:15, Matthew 10:17, Matthew 16:6.
D3 And Jeremiah 29:8, Matthew 24:5, 24:11, and 24:24.
C5 They change God’s grace into a lack of moral restraint. Some possibilities are
D1 Since we are saved, we have freedom. An excuse has been used of “I can do all things through Christ.” They selectively isolate the passage from the context. Romans 6:1 NET What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase?
D2 They excuse their hard conscience by keeping everything secret. For example, Ezekiel 8:8-9, 12-13 NET He said to me, "Son of man, dig into the wall." So I dug into the wall and discovered a doorway. 9 He said to me, "Go in and see the evil abominations they are practicing here." ... 12 He said to me, "Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in the chamber of his idolatrous images? For they think, 'The LORD does not see us! The LORD has abandoned the land!'" 13 He said to me, "You will see them practicing even greater abominations!"
D3 They feel no guilt. “I am a woman of faith. God loves me.” (I actually heard this once). Proverbs 30:20 NKJV This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wickedness."
C6 Disowning:
D1 That He is Lord: 1 John 2:22 NKJV Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
D2 Abandoning the faith: See 2 Peter 2:1, Matthew 10:33; 1 Timothy 5:8.
D3 The way they live is ungodly, thus, denying Jesus being Lord. These do not obey His commandments, because they do not love Him as shown in their actions. Titus 1:16 NKJV They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Jude 1:5-7 states that God has punished in the past, and He WILL punish in the future. It is a warning to each and all.

Jude 1:8-14 teaches us
C1 Dreamers
D1 These are those who have trances, dreams of “revelation,” visions, etc.
D2 Another translation: Jude 1:8 NASB Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
D3 The Greek word is ἐνυπνιάζομαι enypniázomai. It is defined as dreams
E1 Vocabulary Of The Greek Testament: The importance attached to temple visions and dreams in Egypt
E2 These teachers claim that God has revealed things to them via dreams. The message consists of 3 things that these false teachers claim God revealed, that is, defiling the flesh, rejecting authority, and revile (literally blaspheme angelic beings).
E3 Some understand dreams to refer to literal, revelatory dreams, or the dream world of unreality, or delusions, or lying about having dreams to give their teachings credibility.
D4 Compare 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
C2 Jude 1:11 WEL Woe to them! For they followed the way of Cain, ran greedily after the error of Balaam, and were destroyed in the wicked challenge of Korah.
D1 An attitude of rebellion
D2 A lusting for power, control, and money
C3 A love feast is the fellowship meal associated with the Lord’s Supper.
C4 Note how these teachers have no morals, no guilt, no concern for anything or anyone but themselves.
C5 We must avoid these types, put them out of church, and warn people of them. That is part of contending for the faith.
C6 These people are totally void of any fruit or characteristic of God. They are twice dead, that is, completely dead.
C7 They have no shame in what they do or say. Even if they know it is wrong, they do not care. Romans 1:32 NET Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them.
C8 They have a booked reservation for blackness, that is, not light, no comfort, no peace, no rest for eternity. Matthew 25:30 BSB And throw that worthless servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
C9 The Lord Jesus will return and judge. Note, He comes with His saints.
Christ comes to judge
C1 He is judge and will judge.
D1 John 5:22 LEB For the Father does not judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son,
D2 Hebrews 10:27 GW All that is left is a terrifying wait for judgment and a raging fire that will consume God's enemies.
D3 Revelation 20:15 LEB And if anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
C2 These people are described as
D1 Having ungodly actions, so break all the 10 Commandments in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. So stubborn are they. Compare: Revelation 16:11 ULB They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pain and sores, and they still refused to repent of what they had done.
D2 Verbal abusers, false accusers, blasphemers, gas lighting bastards, etc.
D3 Complainers, that is, about God’s way of life, worldview, beliefs, decisions, etc.
D4 Find fault, that is, their way is true and everything else is false.
D5 Follow their own desires instead of God’s desires. Is this following our heart?
D6 Are arrogant.
D7 Are flatters, love bombers, etc. to influence and control others.
D8 They mock God, His promises, prophecy, etc.
D9 They cause divisions, that is, pitting people against each other. They enjoy such activity, then they offer to solve the problem. Their solutions are poison.
D10 They hate spiritual things as prayer, reading & studying the Bible, fellowship, etc. unless it gives them prestige.
The proper response
C1 Grow in the faith. We do this by studying and reading the Bible, praying, fellowshiping, etc.
C2 We are to remain in God’s love. Compare Jude 1:6 those who did not keep.
C3 We are to be concerned for each other’s faith. We want all believers to stay true, steadfast, and faithful to the end.
C4 Doubting is not a sin. It is an opportunity to search for the truth. We have a reasonable faith.
C5 Some of the believers might fall into sin. We must go to them and plead their precarious position and actions whether doctrinally or lifestyle.
God protective ability
C1 He is able
C2 He wants to protect us
C3 He wants to present us as being blameless with JOY!!
C4 Praise God!!!!!

Jude 1:25 WEL To the only wise God our Savior, [be] glory, majesty, supremacy, and complete authority, both now and forever. Amen

17 July 2015

Jude—Daily Bible Study

Jude—daily Bible study


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I'm experimenting on doing a daily Bible study based on a chapter in the Bible. I'm thinking that there is too much for us to learn in every chapter, but I still wanted to try.


Read Jude



B1 False teacher--one who does not teach the whole New Testament in its plain, normal sense.

C1 They do this

D1 By redefining words

D2 Not looking at context

D3 Not take the plain, normal sense

D4 Run verses that seem similar together

D5 Eisegesis

D6 Start their interpretation from a theological view point rather than the Bible itself

D7 Have false revelations whether from dreams, spirit guides, or God himself (supposedly)

C2 We reveal them

D1 By knowing the Scriptures

D2 By reading and studying the Scriptures (not a commentary or someone's sermon/teaching)

D3 By reading the context

D4 By reading the words in their plain, normal sense

D5 By considering the historical, societal traditions and situations

D6 By understanding the passage and teaching starting from the Scriptures rather than a theological view point

D7 By comparing Scripture with Scripture

B2 Common salvation--this is the Gospel as taught by Jesus and His apostles (NeedGod)

B3 Sodom and Gomorrah--two cities in ancient times (in the life time of Abraham) who truly broke every one of the Ten Commandments frequently. They were all just about as wicked as one can be. There was not just one sin they were guilty of. They were sinners like all people, but they were about as evil as possible.

B4 The way of Cain. "...not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous." (1 John 3:12, NKJV)

B5 Error of Balaam. Numbers 22:1-24 and 2 Peter 2:15

B6 Love Feast was the meal of the Christians together before they remembered the Lord's Supper and the work of Jesus on the cross. It would be similar to our fellowship meals of today.

B7 Praying in the Holy Spirit

C1 We can pray in the Holy Spirit

D1 Praying in the Holy Spirit would be asking for proper things, with sincerity, putting God's will first, others second, yourself third, and asking forgiveness.

D2 Some examples

E1 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6:9-15, NKJV)

E2 "He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." (Matthew 26:39, EMTV)

E3 John 17

E4 "And Solomon said: "You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. "Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. "And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. "Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing." (1 Kings 3:6-10, NKJV)

C2 We can pray in the flesh

D1 Praying in the flesh refers to asking wrong things for ourselves (Example, "My enemy Joe would lose his job." "Please help me to be the richest man in the county"), wrong attitude, for show, saying the same words over and over, praying without thinking, and doubt (as in "well, He won't answer it anyway").

D2 Some examples

E1 "Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk about in long robes, and love greetings in the market places, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at dinners, who devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation." (Luke 20:46-47, EMTV))

E2 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words." (Matthew 6:5-7, NKJV)

E3 "Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few." (Ecclesiastes 5:2, NKJV)

E4 "Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?'" (Job 21:15, NKJV)

E5 "You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures." (James 4:3, NKJV)



B1 How does Jude describe himself and the ones to whom he writes?

B2 What are we to contend for? (The Greek word for contend means to be serious and bold to defend the faith. The faith is the religion of Jesus. It has been given one time).

B3 How are false teachers described?

B4 Who are the 5 examples of false teachers?

B5 Why did God destroy some of the Israelites who fled Egypt (in the Exodus).

B6 In Jude 1:8--what are three characteristics of many false teachers?

B7 Jude 1:12--who do these false teachers care about?

B8 Jude 1:14-15--who destroys false teachers, when will this happen, and for what reason did He destroy them?

B9 Jude 1:16-18--what type of speaking do these people use, and what would they be doing in the last days?

B10 Jude 1:24-25--who can keep us in the faith and why does He?