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August 24, 2020 6:00 am
They're ignorant of what God wants because it they rejected Christ the son of God. That's why speak evil of what ever they do not know just the catch it yet to know what Christ speaks to catch them wrong so you have questions going Internet today.
Gobble up anything you don't know what they believe is not enough to just believe the plan of salvation that were so we just have a few verses in the New Testament would need the rest have to know what we believe these youth's cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Rick is currently teaching through a special series called truth, love, testimony stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching today. Pastor Rick is teaching in the book of Jude and a brand-new message called personal punishments. If you have your Bibles turn to Jude Jude will take verses 10 through 15 but these speak evil of whatever they do not know and whatever they know naturally, like brute beast in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them, for they have gone the way of Cain and have one greedily in the era of bellum profit comparison rebellion of Cora.
These are spots in your love fees while they feast with you without fear serving only themselves.
They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots, raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame wandering stars, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever enough, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also sank. Behold, the Lord comes with 10,000s of his saints to execute judgment on all to convict all who are ungodly among them all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him is pretty intense is put that on a postcard and the way for the reaction. Personal punishments. That's where Jude is going with this. He's not the author he's just the scribe is God the Holy Spirit is God the son God the father is God is the author of all that we have to receive from the Scripture and his warnings go beyond criticisms. He's not just saying they are wrong with this and they shouldn't be that he's warning them that there is a consequence and it is personal.
It will be theirs.
They will be isolated. The punishment will isolate them and beyond them you have – reading something like this from Jude to those who enter Christianity and try to change it. Do they actually think that there is no penalty. Yes, in their arrogance. They supposedly going to get away with it. So far so good, like a person falling from an airplane without a parachute. So far so good till impact because in reality there pass out terminal velocity, but the point is made just because you think you're getting away with something, why do you think there be no consequence.
What do you base that on those who offend Christ believe that there are no punishments for offending him yet they are offended if you are justified and striking back. Jeremiah the prophet, who of course ministered in an age where it seemed like no one was interested in what God had to say rights in the 12 chapter God speaking through him, concerning those of his day, who turned their back on God's as they have sown week, but reperformance they have put themselves to pain not to profit but be ashamed of your harvest because of the fierce anger of Yahweh, something very subtle about that word he says to them you have sown wheat will read as good as a good thing they sold the word what they got foreign stats not good. Ellen and emblem of sin that applies to those who use the Bible but not honestly out in the spirit they saw the word they use the Scripture but to get back funds because their heart is wrong.
Their intentions are foul and that's what was happening with those in the day of Jude creeping into the church.
They were bringing their Gnosticism with them. Another pagan ideas and they were trying to mingle it with Christianity and they were getting away with it. The apostles rose up to deal with this not only the apostles with the apostolic fathers, that is, the disciples of the father is a game of course after the apostles will get to one of their quotes.
Very shortly, but this is messing with the witnesses of Christ.
This is a new kind were different kind of witness tampering, and it goes on to this day. And so there is judgment awaiting false teachers but also their students.
Those who support them.
Those who agree with them.
Those who do not protest when they go off the rails away from what Scripture has to say. Last week I was informed that I misspoke a couple of times which have your Bibles. There is a safety mechanism not the doctrinal Arizona make that very clear. But imagine if you have your Bible to fact check and see okay that he meant no one, not Moses.
For example, something like that. You know I said that the ark of Moses what you would say what he means no is not a doctrinal error but then if I said something else which I'm not even going to pretend to say that was wrong, then that would be your queue to get up and leave.
And that's not what was happening in these days the Christians would come to Christ were sitting for these sermons and damage was being done. We talked about that with diopter fees, how he was walking people out of the church and then hurling words against the great apostle John in getting away with it. So now we look at verse 10. Now again he's speaking to those he mentioned in verse four.
If you look briefly at verse four for certain men of crept in on notice too long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God, our Lord Jesus Christ.
That's what Gnosticism was notorious for doing in that day you want. The only ones but they were the main ones, and so these are the when he gets to we could look at verse 10 and nieces with these he's talking about the ones in verse four, but these speak evil of whatever they do not know and whatever they know naturally like beast, these things they corrupt themselves. They're ignorant of what God wants because there they rejected Christ the son of God.
That's why they speak evil of what ever they do not know, gently catch it yet to know what Christ speaks to catch them wrong so you have Christians go on the Internet today. Gobble up anything they don't know what they believe that enough to just believe the plan of salvation that were so we just have a few verses in the New Testament would need to rest.
We have to know what we believe and the Gnostics.
They preferred parts of Christianity that serve their purpose and gaining people to themselves and then of course they wove into their to that other ideas is never a shortage of these types of people all through history the church is been playing the true church. True believers have been played at times a true church is been the minority drastically the dark ages.
For example, the minority of believers is been a remnant always Pastor impersonators. Those without the Lordship of Christ in their life.
What did they do they speak evil. They may not call it evil, but God does ones when you go off the rails from what the rule of the Scripture is your you're not doing yourself good. Jesus said this about those who were doing it in his day brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. He said that to the religious leaders both got religious leaders. You probably got religious followers of the religious leaders. Romans chapter 8 verse seven because Carmine is at war against God. Enmity. It is at war against God. The natural month man is born naturally a sinner born into sin, and the only way out of the judgment is through Christ Jesus. He does continue in Romans eight, he says, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be the carnal mind the natural in your natural state in my natural state, born a sinner.
I'm not subject to God is not until I am born again and continues nieces and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, and natural knowledge is not enough. You need spiritual knowledge, God has to be the we have to be touched from above, born again, born from above Greek word or know of him born from above spiritual event. Through the Holy Spirit.
And when you are natural and that's not taking place has not taken place. John's gospel chapter 14, Jesus said the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive the world's natural by definition there without Christ, and he says because it neither sees him nor knows him.
They have not been adjusted spiritually by the touch of God. Ignatius, one of the early church fathers as they are known apostolic fathers, Polycarp, Clement and Ann Ignatius of the three major ones, and ending Ignatius was arrested and when he was going being taken to Rome where he would be martyred just policy about martyrdom we are experiencing some persecution in our country we are the most comfortable persecuted church in the history of humanity. We have HVAC, indoor plumbing, power Windows, power steering, power brakes, be careful we don't lose what's going on in our hearts because we think we've seen hardship how mission doesn't change. We are to preach the word in season and out of season in persecution out of persecution, where to set the example and we are to prepare our hearts to do such a thing should to the moment arrives well.
Ignatius Hirota certain several of the churches he wrote to the church at Ephesus wrote to his friend Polycarp was a pastorate's in Smyrna was also a martyr, but he writes he says some indeed have a wicked and deceitful habit of flaunting the name about while acting in a way unworthy of God you must avoid them like wild beasts know what this is giving us is an insight into what the church was doing after the apostles went home to be with the Lord what was happening now. Right after that.
Will Ignatius is one of the riders that tells us, and he's dealing with these Gnostics coming into the church and he calls them wild beasts. He says for they are mad dogs which bite on the sly. You must be on your guard against them, for it is hard to heal their bite. There is only one physician of the of flesh, yet spiritual born yet unbegotten God incarnate, genuine life in the midst of death sprung from Mary as well as God first, subject to suffering then beyond it, Jesus Christ our Lord. Powerful doctrine. This is from his letter to the Ephesians chapter 7 the first verse. Well, the first two verses. This doctrine is holding the doctrine up to the believe it is I am smart enough to understand my doctrine and I am telling you what I understand, because you are smart enough to understand the doctrine to I'm not above you. I don't have to speak in Latin to hide from you. What I'm trying to tell you that God is shared with us that shepherding that is pastoring that is leadership.
And while he does it the whole time he saying this is what we believe, would you watch out for those who bite on the sly love these guys, Jude continues nieces in these things they corrupt themselves is no accident. The self-inflicted wound by their own desires. Their fault they deliberately rejected Christ and his apostles. And you better drink deliberately rejected them continues in verse 11 woe to them when they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the era of balun for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Cora. Well I hope we get through this day, this one verse. When he echoes his brother according to the flesh, his stepbrother Christ pricing can tell them what did you get all you did. Woe to you Pharisees will use accuracy of Sadducees pages and so just pick set up woe to them busted. That's what he is saying. Echoing his Lord Jesus Christ.
Now he points of this trilogy of corrupted men from the Scripture, each in a different way.
They were corrupt in a different way but they were corrupt. Nonetheless, Cain refused to admit personal sin, guilt tried to sidestep balun refused to side with God.
Cora refused to side with God's appointed leaders. All three like the devil, believed in God, but preferred self-realization.
One of their own thing.
I believe in God so what is not enough. Again, Satan believes in God is still the devil is not going to get better is terminal with him. We can lose sight of these things as was supposed to preach them pastor preaches to an assembly of believers, but believers are to preach to those assembled to them by the Holy Spirit out in the world.
When you leave the church.
The Bible study hits the road. Hopefully we barrier and if you say why that might have buried it.
I have appreciated by all.
You praying about preaching to anybody know you Behringer all right I would get a shovel, dig yourself a spot for prayer and start addressing this before the Lord or or be too caught up in current events to anxious and worried to be in use to Christ as you do. Worried about what is going on in the news, drying, he says, for they have gone in the way of Cain Keynes doctrine his religion ended in violence to his beloved brother, a righteous man a godly man first John chapter 3 came, who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother.
And why did he murder him because his works were evil and his brother's righteous was offended by his righteousness. Abel was a walking sermon and Cain didn't want to hear it.
The only way he could shut it off is by killing him. He thought Cain did not care for God's method of handling sin which involved blood violence because that's what happened to God's commandment man had done violence to it, and as a result to each other so he brought a bloodless offering to show his disdain. No life given no blood brought before the Lord to address sin. His was a human religion that opposed facing facts.
If the facts were unpleasant that we need to create new facts only do the old one because the facts exist still there and I was going go away.
We do worry about that your heart not ready to admit admit their guilt before God will grow more guilty before God. You want heal from this we cannot heal ourselves. Sin is done more damage than we could no, he says about Cain now goes to balun.
Having said that about Cain and his false religion renewals series on Cain pieces have run greedily in era of in the era of balun for profit balun mites have always been there.
They love joining the church because is money to be had there. They believe the balun mites. Those who follow balun are as balun was those who side against God's people.
If the price is right, then the side against God's people in God's name incident was a genuine profit died a soothsayer warning is more involved with balun shows up even in Revelation there. The balun mites it into the church and in the book of Revelation and in the days of John the apostle, and Jesus deals with them. Habakkuk uses woe to him who covets evil gain for his house that he may set his nest on high that he may be delivered from the power of disaster so I'm going to do evil to you so that I can protect me.
Habakkuk warned about the absolute rest of the Bible, looking at this mad profit who again was in direct contact with God experienced one of the most phenomenal miracles of all. Well, maybe not a donkey. Talk to the love donkey still talking to people today the experience.
Of course that miracle Peter called him a prophet who was mad because of profit he was above a prophet that went crazy because he wanted money, greed, fitting the description mentioned thereby Habakkuk woe to him who covets evil gain. That's what he did. He tried to come up with a way to curse the Jews when he could not put put a spell on them gave advice. He taught Ballack to stumble the Jewish men, which then infected. Of course the Jewish women. Men like Phineas rose up, put, and that but there were many that died because of it. He was killed by the people of God, and in Joshua chapter 13 balun is referred to as a soothsayer not a prophet.
He forfeited gave it up and he is remembered by the church as one who forsook the right way. Second Peter chapter 2, they have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of balun, the son of your who loved the wages of unrighteousness. Rahab the harlot harlot was saved balun.
The prophet was lost. So when June throws these names out that he means business is not to so here's a nice little Bible study for the two-year-olds. He is saying there is a punishment waiting for you if you mess with Christ, his people and his word and if you understand that you will repent and you will be saved. But if you don't, it's not a theory. God is not a liar.
The way of balun the love of money the era of balun greed for money. The doctrine of balun money from sin. He comes up in the New Testament.
Second Peter 215 hearing June 11. In Revelation 214 that trilogy of rebukes against this man is a stern warning to anybody who wants to mimic his behavior and yet we have an entire moment call the prosperity movement, which is not about prosperity, not according to the Bible, there are better examples in Scripture to be found in balun and Cain Cora Abraham refuse the king of Sodom's offer to take the material wealth. When Abraham delivered them from cattle Omar in that Confederation of Kings Eliza refuse Naaman's gift was nothing wrong with them allies either knew you. I'm just a vessel you can pay me for that day Zion the other hand felt the other way and he paid for.
Did he not Peter sternly rebukes Simon the sorcerer money parish are poisoned by bitterness found in iniquity, he continues here Jew does in verse 11, he says, in Paris and rebellion of Cora. What stands out about that sentence parish that stands out. I don't want that to happen to me or anybody else Cora perished in a God made sinkhole awful way for a child of the Levites to to go out of life sinkhole sent by God. Numbers chapter 16 verse 32 and the earth opened his mouth and swallowed them up with their households and all the men with Cora, with all their goods. No one was going to loot the belongings of Cora was they all went down the sinkhole with them. This was an act of God, and this kind of rebel as Cora was, wants to build his vision on top of another man's labors. Another man's calling Cora didn't like the God gave all this power to Moses and Aaron. He wanted to share what you think you are yet others ago when William number 16 verse three.
They gathered against Moses and Aaron and said to them you take too much upon yourselves for all the congregation's holy every one of them. And Yahweh is among them.
Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of Yahweh sounds so good right now God is amongst us all.
Don't take too much on yourself as nobody means though what he means is only a think you are to preach to us. The pastor over us who died and left you the king God show him the hard way this is that this is religious jealousy and it is deadly.
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