Jude 1:17-19 (KJV)
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Notice the characteristics the Apostles prediction of the lasts days:
Deriders, scoffers. It is interesting that one definition is false teachers. Those who mock use peer pressure to teach others to be like them.
Walking after own lusts
Doing what is right in their own eyes. Having no submission to authority, rule or tradition.
They are individualistic. They reject community.
Given over to gross passions. The definition include sensitive. They are dominated by their feelings and rebel against rebuke and instruction.
Having not the Spirit
The result of such characteristics or rather the cause.
Our problem is not the corrupt nature. Our problem is that we reject the Work of God in us so the nature, already corrupt, is left to itself. The answer is not to call people to stop all the former. The answer is to call them to faith in Christ and surrender to the Spirit.
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