Examples of Apostasy (Jude 5-11)

Examples of Apostasy (Jude 5-11)

Jude 5-11

I. Examples of God’s righteous judgment (Jude 5-7)

    A. The Israelites delivered from Egypt, then destroyed for unbelief (Jude 5; 1 Corinthians 10:1-5; Hebrews 3:16-19)
    B. The angels who left their own abode (Jude 6; Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; 1 Timothy 3:6)
    C. Sodom and Gomorrah (and surrounding cities) who committed sexual immorality (Jude 7; Gen. 19:1-13, 24-25)

II. “Likewise” (Jude 8-10) – refers back to the “ungodly men” of v.4

    A. Defile the flesh (Jude 8)
    B. Reject authority (Jude 8)
    C. Speak evil of dignitaries (Jude 8-10; Romans 1:18-32; 2 Peter 2:10-12)

III. “Woe to them!” (Jude 11)

    A. The way of Cain – disobedience, hate, murder (Genesis 4:1-8)
    B. The error of Balaam – the abuse of influence for personal gain (Numbers 22:5-7)
    C. The rebellion of Korah – rebellion against divinely constituted authority (Numbers 16:1-35)

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