Apostolic Teaching verses 17 - 19

 

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Introduction
Salutation verses 1-2
The Letter's purpose v.3-4
Historical warning v. 5-7
The False teachers v. 8-11
A blemish in the church v. 12-13
Enoch's prophecy v. 14-16
Apostolic teaching v. 17-19
Exhortation to believers v. 20-23
Doxology v. 24-25
Conclusion
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Jude 1:17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.Jude
1:18 They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."
Jude 1:19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

Jude tells the believers that what he is saying is not new if fact the apostles prophesied that this would happen. In fact, Paul in the synagogue at Pisidian Antioch explains:

"Acts 13:41 'Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.'"

There are always men who do not grasp or see or touch or build things spiritual, they follow their instincts, common practice and the traditions of society in which they live. This is equally true for today as it was in 'New Testament Times'. The Bible gives us spiritual principles but many Christians look for a different order in their lives and their attitudes. Principles such as forgiveness, giving, sowing in righteousness and brotherly love are displaced by revenge, selfishness, sowing to the sinful nature and self-centredness. .

 

Introduction / Salutation verses 1 -2 / The Letter's purpose v.3-4 / Historical warning v. 5-7
The False teachers v. 8-11 / A blemish in the church v. 12-13 / Enoch's prophecy v. 14-16
Apostolic teaching v. 17-19 / Exhortation to believers v. 20-23 / Doxology v. 24-25
Conclusion / References & Bibliography

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