In Tha Same Way Tha Son Warms Ya With His Mercy, Warm Others With Mercy — Jude 21-25

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Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. – Jude 21

Dear mates, build yerself up in yer most holy faith and pray in tha Holy Ghost of Truth at all times. Keep yerself in Skipper’s love. If ya committed a grievous offense, turn towards tha Son, confess what ya done, ask fer his fergivness and wait fer tha mercy of tha Son ter wrap itself around ya like a heavy wool coat.

In tha same way tha Son warms ya with his mercy, warm others with mercy—especially them with doubt. If they doubt tha Son ever was: show mercy. If they doubt Skipper be real: show mercy. If they doubt Skipper’s Code of Conduct be his commands fer how ter carry yerself as one in his crew: show mercy.

By showing mercy towards them who doubt, ya may snatch a feller or two from that eternal fire than never ends. Thank on it this way: mercy be a long, sturdy rope ya kin toss ter a body that be floundering in tha sea. Tha more mercy ropes ya kin toss, tha better odds a feller might have ter grab a holt and be saved.

But when ya tossing them ropes of mercy ter them floundering about, do so with fear so as not ter slip and fall overboard yerself. Many a crew member has jumped in ter tha sea ter save a mate only ter get swept away by currents of sin.

Skipper be able ter keep ya from falling, only it be on ya ter be alert and watch yer stance and steps.

To tha only Skipper thar be and ter tha Son, tha only Savior thar ever ‘ill be, a hearty salute. As crew and mates we give all respect, honor, and praise, ‘cause Skip and his Son be full of all glory majesty, authority, and power. 

In Tha Last Days Thar ‘ill Be Scoffers and Mockers—Jude 11-19

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“In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” – Jude 18

In tha last days, them last times, thar ‘ill be scoffers. Fellers filled with lust ‘ill follow thar own ungodly, selfish desires. Simon Peter warned ‘bout such mockers when he wrote: “In the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.” So it not just be tha earthly brother of tha Son, Jude, who says such things, but them who walked and talked and learned from tha Son while he be on earth.

Such false teachers pervert tha grace of Skipper.

Fellers like these be selfish and follow tha way of Cain and look out fer thar own self, giving no thought ter how thar egregious  behavior corrupts others.

They be lovers of money and follow tha way and teachings of Balaam, tempting others ter commit sexual sin. Tha Son said as much when he wrote to some leaders of a church and warned: “I hold this against you. You hold to the teachings of Balaam and entice others to commit sexual immorality and eat food sacrificed to idols.” (Revelation of Christ 2:14)

Moses himself warned ‘bout such reprobates: “These women were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the Lord. ” (Numbers 31:16)

Them be harsh words, but Skipper takes a tough stand on sexual sin.

Fellers like these be blemishes when tha crew gathers fer instruction, fellership, and fer singings songs and praising Skipper. They feed themselves first and last. Like a rabid dog, they foam at the mouth. Thar words be muddy muck and tha blackest darkness be reserved fer such rascals.

Fellers like these be ungodly good-fer-nothing scoundrels, who commit ungodly acts in ungodly ways and use harsh words against them who stand with Skipper and his words of instruction. Fellers like these be ungodly sinners who speak vile words against Skipper.

Fellers like these be grumblers, finding fault with ever thing and ever one who sticks ter Skippers Code of Conduct. Instead of following tha Son, as they claim they be doing, they set a course fer their own evil desires. They boast ‘bout themselves.

Fellers like these flatter others fer thar own advantage, but they do not stick ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct and they don’ ‘ave Skipper’s Holy Ghost of Truth in ’em, ya may lay ter that.

Give a wide berth ter such rogues in tha same way ya might when rounding a headland, else ya may wreck yer faith on thar reefs of treachery.

Bold and Arrogant Fellers Speak Irreverently About Skipper and His Words in Matters They Doth Not Understand

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Bold and Arrogant Fellers Speak Irreverently About Skipper and His Words in Matters They Doth Not Understand

Bold and arrogant, these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. – 2 Peter 2:10-12 (2 Peter 2:10-22)

Bold and arrogant fellers speak irreverently about Skipper and his words in matters they doth not understand. Such reprobates idear of a good time be ter get drunk in broad daylight. Thar eyes always be on tha lookout fer women they kin have relations with; if not in a bed, then in thar mind. Ever lass they see be a potential partner. They ne’er stop going about seducing tha unstable. Left tha straight way, they ‘ave, and wandered off ter follow tha ways of wickedness that leads ter destruction. They ‘ill be paid back fer tha harm they ‘ave done, ya may lay ter that.

These fellers spout empty, boastful words. By appealing ter tha lustful desires of sin-filled hearts, they bait folks who be jest escaping tha snares of tha devil and take ‘em captive again. Scoundrels of this sort promise freedom from Skipper’s moral code while they themselves be slaves ter depravity. Of this ya kin be sure: a feller be mastered by whatever bait he takes.

If such degenerates ‘ave escaped tha corruption of tha devil’s ways after knowing about Skipper and tha Son and now be entangled in all manner of detestable behavior a second time, they be worse off at tha end than at the beginning.

Better off fer them if they ne’er had known tha way of tha Son and his sacrifice than ter know of it and turn thar backs on Skipper’s sacred commands ter confess, repent, and be cleansed by tha blood of tha Son.

A lubber’s saying comes ter mind: “A mutt ‘ill return to its vomit; a hog that be once washed ‘ill wallow in tha mud, again.”

This be tha way of them who know of Skipper’s Code of Conduct — know ‘bout tha life of tha Son and all he suffered fer us, and still prefer ter revel in thar abominable acts.

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In the Old Days Thar Be False Prophets. Today Thar Be False Teachers

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In the Old Days Thar Be False Prophets. Today Thar Be False Teachers

There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. – 2 Peter 2:1 (2 Peter 2:1-10)

In the old days thar be false prophets. Today thar be false teachers who, in secret and without calling attention ter thar deeds, spout beliefs and opinions contrary ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct. Such instructions destroy tha faith of many and send souls ter eternal darkness whar thar be weeping and gnashing of teeth. These miscreants deny our Lord, tha Son, his words and tha words of Skipper. Such teaching ‘ill bring swift destruction on them, ya may lay ter that.

Many ‘ill follow thar shameful beliefs and many more ‘ill bring tha way of tha truth in ter disrepute.

These false teachers ‘ill exploit many. They ‘ill make up tales and tell tales, but refuse ter tell, teach, and preach tha truth ‘bout Skipper’s saving grace and tha freedom ter be set free from sin in tha Son. Thar condemnation be hanging over thar heads. Thar destruction ‘as been awakened and will come quick.

If Skipper did not spare angels when they sinned and rebelled but sent them ter hell. . .
If Skipper did not spare tha ancient world when he brought tha flood on ungodly folks. . .
If Skipper did not spare tha cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them ter ashes as an example of what ‘ill happen ter tha ungodly. . .

Then such be tha fate of all who follow tha corrupt desires of thar sinful nature and despise tha authority of Skipper and his angels.

If Skipper protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others when he brought them through tha flood. . .
If Skipper rescued Lot, a righteous man who be distressed by tha filthy lives of lawless fellers and day after day be tormented in his righteous soul by tha evil deeds he saw and heard. . .
If Skipper knows how ter rescue godly fellers and lasses from such wicked behavior. . .

Then Skipper ‘ill see ya through tha trials and torment of living amidst vile heretics.

Let Tha Son’s Light Shine Where It May in Its Own Glory Without Adding Ter or Taking From Its Glory

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No Prophecy of Skipper’s Code of Conduct Came About by Tha Prophet’s Own Interpretation

We did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power. – 2 Peter 1:16 (2 Peter 1:16-21)

We doth not follow cleverly invented tales.

Peter and tha others whar eyewitnesses ter tha majesty of tha Son.
Peter and others heard tha voice from Skipper saying, “This be my Son, whom I love.”

We ‘ave tha words of tha prophets.
We ‘ave tha words of them who be witnesses ter tha Son’s living and dying and rising.

No prophecy of Skipper’s Code of Conduct came about by tha prophet’s own interpretation or imagination. Only some folks like ter think such be tha case. It be through contact with worldly fellers and other points of watch that we lose focus of tha course Skip commanded us ter steer. 

True prophecy ne’er ‘as its origins in tha will of a feller. Rather folks spoke words of Skipper as they whar carried along by tha Holy Ghost of Truth. Our growth in grace be demonstrated in tha insight and understanding we gain in tha spiritual truths and applications of Skipper’s Code of Conduct.

Let tha Son’s light shine where it may in its own glory without adding ter or taking from its glory.

Our obedience ter Skip’s Code of Conduct always honors tha Son fer it be by tha Son — tha Word made flesh — that we ‘ave Skip’s instructions fer how to carry our self. Honor tha Son. Honor Skip. Honor Skip’s Code of Conduct.

A Good Many Be Faithful Ter Thar Ideas ’bout Tha Son, but Only a Few Actually Be Faithful Ter Tha Son

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A Good Many Be Faithful Ter Thar Ideas 'bout Tha Son, but Only a Few Actually Be Faithful Ter Tha Son

Make every effort to add to your faith. – 2 Peter 1:5 (2 Peter 1:5-11)

A good many be faithful ter thar ideas ’bout tha Son, but only a few actually be faithful ter tha Son. In our moments of questioning, tha Son asks, “Do ya want ter leave too?” (John 6:66-68) Faith be not committed ter facts. Faith be committed ter a person.

If we want ter be close as a soul mate with tha Son, it ‘ill mean refusing ter do or even think certain things. Think on tha character of tha Son and seek his qualities. If ya lack even one, ya be near-sighted and blind. Clean yer specs. Clean yer mind. Be washed clean in tha blood of tha Son. Thar kin be no higher honor than ter stand tha midnight watch with tha Son while ya await his rising.

Now if ya count yer self as a mate with tha Son, then make yer calling sure and secure and add ter yer faith:

  • Goodness
  • Self control
  • Perseverance
  • A likeness ter Skipper
  • Brotherly kindness
  • Love

Such qualities be tha stripes of them who sail with Skip. Do this and ya ‘ill be effective and productive in all ya do.

If ya sail with tha Son, ya ‘ill be regarded as a daydreamer and worse.  But ya ‘ill also be called his friend, brother-sister, and disciple. And thar kin be no greater honor than that.


Reject Evil. Say,“I Reject Evil.” Mean It. Live Like Ya Mean It.

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Reject Evil. Say,“I Reject Evil.” Mean It. Live Like Ya Mean It.

Escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. – 2 Peter 1:4 (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Through tha knowledge of Skipper, he ‘as called us by his own glory. Think on that a wee bit. Of all tha folks Skip could ‘ave called ter be in his crew, he called us. Now fer we go thinking it be because we got special skills and experience and ‘ave tha right heart and all, keep this in mind: nary a feller or lass ‘ill ever measure up ter Skip’s standards. All who ever tried ter live up ter his Code of Conduct kin attest ter that fact. So when Skip calls us, it be by his own glory and fer his own glory. Skip counts us a glorious. Whatever ya done in tha past, that be behind ya. Skip only sees ya as glorious and worthy ter be in his crew. Live in that glory.

Through tha knowledge of Skipper, he ‘as called us in ter his goodness. Think on that a wee bit. All sorts of folks think they know what goodness looks like, but Skip be the standard of goodness. When he called us in ter his goodness we shed our ideas of good and take on his. If we not be sure what Skip’s goodness looks like, we only need ter study his Code of Conduct and tha life of his Son when he walked on land as a lubber. None be good except Skip. Make it yer task ter study his ways. Then ask his Holy Ghost of Truth ter change ya in ter tha goodness of Skip. If he ‘as called ya in ter his goodness, he ‘ill exchange yer badness fer his goodness.

Through tha knowledge of Skipper, he ‘as called us in called us ter escape tha corruption in tha world. Think on that a wee bit. While others be dishonest or fraudulent or conduct themselves in ways that chase power, often involving bribes and coercion, them in Skip’s crew be acting with integrity, pure thoughts, and dealing in honest words and deeds. Deceit and manipulation be tha birth mates of then who change words and expressions ter mean a thing not intended in its original use. Ya see this all tha time with some folks. They ‘ill twist Skip’s words, or tha words of upright folks in a way tha be erroneous or perverted. Make it yer tasks ter read tha water, watch tha weather, scan tha horizon, and stear clear of tha snares of such folks who be under tha power of tha devil. Tha devil rules tha kingdom of tha air—squalls, storms, calms, all manner of winds that make it hard ter keep on course—but Skip commands them who be sailing in his fleet.We kin not control ill winds but with Skip’s strength, stamina, and Spirit we kin control how we respond ter ill winds

Through tha knowledge of Skipper, he ‘as called us ter reject evil desires. Think on that a wee bit. Skip ‘as given us that power ter reject both evil and tha desire fer evil. Tha devil ‘ill try ter trick us in ter thinking we doth not ‘ave any control over our desires of tha flesh or evil thoughts. Don’ ya believe it. Many a mate ‘as lost thar soul ter Davy Jones fer believing that lying scoundrel and his pack of fibs. Once ya sign on with Skip ya ‘ave tha power to reject evil. Not on yer on, mind ya, but when ya reject evil in tha name of and under tha authority of the Son, tha devil and his horde of demons hast ter flee. They got no choice.

Reject evil, mean it, and live like ya mean it.