Jude 1:16-False Teachers Are Never Satisfied

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16 These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.

These false converts to Christ who are teaching false doctrine are never satisfied but are always seeking to have more. No wonder, only through Jesus Christ can a person be fulfilled and have true peace. 

People without the Holy Spirit live only to feed their sinful cravings from a twisted imagination.

“their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.” The core of their thinking is pride, and they pretend to show others some good qualities [a mirage] for the intention of using it for their own advantage, revealing their true intent.

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Jude 1:10-False Teachers Are Like Unreasoning Animals

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10 But these speak evil of whatever things they don’t know. They are destroyed in these things that they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason.

Who are these people? They are those who are creeping into churches and altering the spiritual lives of believers by trying to dismantle sound doctrine [verses 3-4].

These deceivers know that what they are teaching is false, but reasoning with them cannot be obtained for the truth has been rejected. They are compared to animals who only act on their cravings and desires.

By rejecting the truth and making false doctrine their teachings, their souls have been set apart for eternal destruction.

Insight: Destroyed

It refers to their function or purpose in the afterlife. In hell, people will have no purpose but to suffer for rejecting Jesus Christ and His righteousness and chose sin instead

Jude 1:4-False Teachers

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4 For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into indecency, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.

“For there are certain men” is in reference to false teachers who sound and look like Christians. 

“crept in secretly” It is very hard to see a false teacher coming our way because they blend in very well with the rest of the believers. 

“even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation” There is a specific place in hell assigned for false teachers. The reason is that they purposely try to make Christians if possible abandon their faith in Christ and stop others from getting saved. 

False teachers do not even have an ounce of godliness, their soul filled with pure darkness. One of their tactics is to make Christians accept all types of sexual sin as not being sinful. Through their teachings and behavior, it shows their rejection of Jesus Christ.