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In part 1, I may have given the impression that all or most individual Jesuits were Gnostics in their belief. That is certainly not true, for if there is a connection between the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/modern-gnostics-part-2/
There is a powerful Gnostic element within the power structure of the Roman Catholic Church today. There is a long history of infiltration by Gnostics pretending to be devout… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-rise-of-modern-gnosticism-part-1/
In Jude 17-19 the author addresses his readers directly to admonish and exhort them to follow the truth and to reject the Gnostic teachings.
17 But you, brethren, ought to… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-final/
When Jude compared the Gnostics to “clouds without water,” “autumn trees without fruit,” and “wandering stars” (Jude 12, 13), he may have been influenced by the book of Enoch,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-13/
The next analogy is found in Jude 13, which says,
13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-12/
The next analogy that Jude 12 presents in regard to the Gnostics is that they are like “autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted.”
At the autumn… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-11/
Jude 12 and 13 uses multiple metaphors in describing the Gnostics infiltrating the early Church:
12 These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts [agape] when they… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-10/
Jude 11 compares the Gnostic infiltrators to Cain, Balaam, and Korah. We have discussed Cain and Balaam. We turn now to Korah. Jude 11 says that they “perished in the rebellion of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-9/
Jude 11 speaks of counterfeit Christians who have gone the way of Cain, Balaam, and Korah. Cain’s jealousy sparked hatred which caused him to kill his brother Abel. Gnosticism was… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-8/
Jude 11 says,
11 Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
After Jude warns against the immorality of Sodom and Gomorrah and speaks of their judgment by fire, he continues in Jude 8,
8 Yet in the same manner these men, also by dreaming,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-6/
Having finished his examples of how men may start out having some level of faith and then fall away later, Jude then speaks of divine judgment. In Jude 6 he wrote about the angels… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-5/
Before continuing to the next verses in Jude, we need to go back to previous verses and explain a few of the minor points raised.
The Sovereignty of God
First, in Jude 4 we… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-4/
Jude gives us a second biblical example proving that people’s initial faith may not endure. After setting forth the example of the Israelites in the wilderness, he goes on to give… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-3/
Jude 3 and 4 says,
3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common [koinos] salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-2/
While I was in New Zealand recently, Ray, the pastor from Myanmar, requested that I do a study on the epistle of Jude. It is a short epistle, but I have decided to do so as… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/introduction-to-the-epistle-of-jude/
Jesus said in Matthew 5:43-46,
43 You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.” 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/choose-love/
Christianity was born into a world filled with violence, where life was cheap and children were disposable at the whim of the parents. Both abortion and infanticide were rampant… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/choose-life/
On February 5, 2019 President Trump gave his State of the Union speech before Congress. In his speech he stated: “America will never be a Socialist country. We were born free, and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/02-2019/trumpamerica-will-never-be-a-socialist-country/
The media condemned the leaders of Libya and Syria for “killing their own people” when they defended themselves against revolutionaries who claimed to be mere demonstrators. Yet… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/02-2019/americas-moral-depravity-and-its-solution/
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