Jude 1:17-19 The Last Days

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:

Mockers
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. 

Separate themselves 
They are individualistic. They reject community. 

Sensual 
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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Jude 1:12 Born Again or Twice Dead?

Jude 1:12 (KJV) These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; This is just about as scathing a passage of Scripture as we will find anywhere in the Bible. Never let it be said that the Bible is a soft book with a tender message and without judgment. In the midst of this terrible description of those who have crept into churches unaware is this phrase, “twice dead.” They are dead in trespasses and sins Having the burden of the sin nature and the record of willful acts of transgression, they are dead in their spirit and have no fellowship with God or his people. The are as good as dead eternally I am glad that so long as there is breath there is opportunity to be saved. Short of that, these await an eternity of suffering. The Bible is not a mushy, wishy-washy book. But it is a book of hope. If any will but hear the warning they can accept the solution in Christ. Better far to be born again than twice dead.   To my readers: I would love to hear from you. Leave comments below. For this and more than 4100 earlier Daily Visits with God visit https://mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com. There you will find daily visits going back to 2006. If you have been blessed by this blog, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others. For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit http://puyallupbaptistchurch.com. My books are available at: My author spotlight at Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marvinmckenzie My author Page for Kindle/Amazon http://www.amazon.com/author/marvinmckenzie

Jude 1:12 Born Again or Twice Dead?

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