Remember the Words (Jude 17-19)

Remember the Words (Jude 17-19)

Jude 17-19

I. Apostolic warnings (17)

    A. The apostles had authority (Matthew 16:19; Acts 2:42)
    B. Peter (2 Peter; emphasize 3:3-4)
    C. John (1 John 4:1-3; 2 John 7-11; 3 John 9-111)
    D. Paul (Acts 20:29-30; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:11-14; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:1-9)

II. Mockers (18)

    A. “Scoffers” (2 Peter 3:3-4) – men “who would make light of the truth”
    B. The supposed “delay” in Jesus’ second coming is nothing more than a demonstration of God’s love and mercy for His creation (2 Peter 3:9)

III. Walk according to their own ungodly lusts, sensual persons, not having the Spirit (18-19)

    A. Earthly, sensual, demonic wisdom (James 3:14-17)
    B. The contrast between fleshly and Spirit-filled living (Galatians 5:16-26)

IV. Cause divisions (19)

    A. The fallacy of “unity in diversity”/“agree to disagree” philosophy is that divisions are caused by innovations, not by fidelity to the faith
    B. Factious spirit condemned (1 Corinthians 1:10; 3:1-7; Romans 16:17-18)

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