Jude 1:8-The Lifestyle Of A False Prophet, Reveals Their Spiritual-Rottenness

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8 Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

  • Dreaming-Assuming and imagining to be something they are not.
  • Defile the flesh-Could refer to sexual immorality or using their bodies in a way that displeases God.
  • Despise authority-Points directly to God’s authority through His Word. A false prophet will always pick and choose which bible verse he will consider inspired and others he will reject.
  • Slander celestial beings-The glorious ones could refer to holy angels, but most likely is in reference to fallen angels as verse 9 sheds more light.

Putting it together, we see the quality of a false prophet.

First of all, he convinces himself to be from the Lord, but his true devotion is imagining himself to be great [self-worship] and indulges in any type of sexual perversion. It will indicate that he is driven solely by the flesh and not by the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, he rejects the Bible as his final authority and goes by some other unbiblical source.

Lastly, he spews curses at the fallen angels/demons thinking that he is superior, not knowing that he is putting himself in a dangerous position as it might get their attention and turn on him.