Godless Men Change the Grace of Our God Into a License for Immorality

Jude

Godless Men Change the Grace of Our God Into a License for ImmoralityDear friends, certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and oppose Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign Lord. Jude 4

These men are shepherds who feed only themselves. They follow the way of Cain. They rush for profit in Balaam’s error. Jude 11

“Nevertheless, I have a few things against you,” Jesus said. “You have people who hold to the teachings of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice  the Israelites to sin by committing sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols. I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” Revelation 2:14-16

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edge sword. It penetrates to dividing soul and spirit, joint and marrow. It judges thought and attitudes of the heart. Hebrew 4:12

These dreamers who pollute themselves have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.

Korah became insolent and rose up against Moses. 250 well-known community leaders came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron. They said, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them. The Lord is with them. Why then do YOU set yourself above the Lord’s assembly?”

Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron; “Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once.” As soon as Moses finished saying all this the ground under him split apart and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed Korah, his men, their households, and all their possessions. They went down alive into the grave with everything they owned. And the earth closed over them. Numbers 16

Enoch prophesied about these men: “The Lord is coming to judge everyone and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in ungodly ways. These men boasts about themselves for their own advantage. Jude 14-16

A missionary is someone in whom the Holy Spirit has brought about this realization: “You are not your own.” The Holy Spirit interprets and explains the nature of Jesus to me to make me one with my Lord. The desire that comes into a disciple is not one of doing anything for Jesus, but of being a perfect delight to Him. Oswald Chambers