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.

Jude 1:7-The Punishment Of Homosexuals And fallen Angels

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7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are shown as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

Two cities are used as examples of what happens when it gives in to homosexuality. God’s righteous judgment gets poured out on them which causes their death and their sentence is to be an eternal place of fire.

The angels mentioned here are in reference to Genesis 6 when they left their positions that God assigned to them and caused humanity to become extremely evil through union with women. These fallen angels are to be distinguished from the ones who rebelled with Satan in the beginning. To this day, these fallen angels are chained up in a deep section in hell.