Tuesday, November 6, 2018

What is ( quite honestly ) meant by: " The Way Of Cain ", " The Error Of Balaam ", and " The Rebellion Of Korah " - in, The Book Of Jude?

The Book Of Jude - is all about Spiritual Apostasy.
In The Book Of Jude we can read all about The Rapid Rise Of Spiritual Apostasy Within The Very Early Church... and, indeed, it is really no wonder that Modern Day Christianity has now strayed so far from The One True Path.

In fact, there are Three Very Specific Reasons that are broadly provided as being largely behind all of it; and these are presented for your own personal consideration as: " The Way Cain [ who trusted in his own understanding ] ", " The Error Of Balaam [ who saw an opportunity for financial profit in everything ] ", and " The Rebellion Of Korah [ who would say or do anything to obtain his own base of power ] ".

The Way Of Cain, The Error Of Balaam, And The Rebellion Of Korah: Are Our Own Keys To A Much Greater Understanding....

So, lets just start by reading That Very Short Book Of Jude:
" Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning Our Common Salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for The Faith - which was once, for all, delivered to the saints.
For, Certain Men Have Crept In Unnoticed [ Working Their Own Way Up Into Positions Of Authority And Power ]; who long ago were marked out for this condemnation; Ungodly Men, Who Turn The Grace Of Our God Into Lewdness [ By Preaching Against God's Own Unchanging Laws ] and Deny The Only Lord God And Our Lord Jesus Christ [ Through Making A Mockery Of His Own Beneficial Sacrifice ].
But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise, also, these dreamers: Defile The Flesh [ In Doing That Which Should Never Be Done ], Reject Authority [ Which God Himself Has Clearly Provided ], and Speak Evil Of Dignitaries [ To Safely Retain Their Own Following ]
Yet, Michael The Archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said: ' The Lord Rebuke You! '
But, These Speak Evil Of Whatever They Do Not Know [ Rejecting Any Truth Outright Which They Haven't Been Taught; Rather Than Checking It All Out By Studying God's Word ]; and Whatever They Know Naturally, Like Brute Beasts [ Since, It Is Quite Obvious To Anyone ], In These Things They Corrupt Themselves [ By Utilizing Them In A Way Far Different Than What God Has ( So Clearly ) Intended ]
Woe to them! For, they have gone in The Way Of Cain [ found in Genesis Chapter 4 ]have run greedily in The Error Of Balaam for profit [ found in Numbers Chapters 22-24 ]; and perished in The Rebellion Of Korah [ found in Numbers Chapter 16 ]. " - Jude 3-11.

Who are: " All Of Those Ravenous Wolves "?
As you can now see, dear brothers and sisters, ' This Passage Is Talking About All Of Those Shepherds That Everyone Is Now Following '... and, thus: " The Way Of Cain ", " The Error Of Balaam ", and " The Rebellion Of Korah " - should, Quite Truthfully, Be Considered Under This Light.

That's all, highly interesting...

But, let us ( now ) just move on:
" These Are Spots In Your Love Feasts [ Like Festering Molds In Your Food ], While They Feast Along Side Of You Without Fear [ Thinking That God Does Not See Them For Precisely What They Are ]Serving Only Themselves [ For, Their Are Numerous Material Advantages In Doing So ].
They Are Clouds Without Water [ Showing Nothing But Unwarranted Promise ], Carried About By The Winds [ And, Shifting In Doctrine To Gain Ever Larger Followings ];
Late Autumn Trees Without Fruit [ Since, It Is Already Too Late For Anything To Now Finally Bloom ], Twice Dead And Pulled Up By The Roots [ Already Being Judged By The Spirit Of God ]
Raging Waves Of The Sea [ Creating Consternation Wherever They Go ]Foaming Up Their Own Shame [ And, Being Rapidly Disproven In All That They Teach ];
And Wandering Stars [ Which Are No Longer Controlled By The Authority Of Heaven ]For Whom Is Reserved The Blackness Of Darkness Forever [ To Stand In Judgment With Satan And His Angels ].
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, Prophesied About These Men Also, when saying: ' Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all; to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds, which they have committed in an ungodly way and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. " - Jude 12-15.

He says: " Come Out Of Babylon, My People "!
Thus, dear brothers and sisters, ' While It Started In The Way Of Cain, The Error Of Balaam Has Been Amplifying All Of Its Effects For A Very Long Time, And It Shall End In Putting Down The Rebellion Of Korah '... wherein, Yahweh Has No Other Choice But To Utterly Destroy Them!

And, now, let us just listen to some logical reasoning....
" These Are Grumblers And Complainers [ Who Operate As They Can Both Secretly And Openly ], walking according to their own lusts [ In Building Great Homes, Wearing The Finest Of Clothes, And Indeed Lording It Over You Like Princes ]; and They Mouth Great Swelling WordsFlattering People To Gain Advantage [ Fashioning Theological Wedges To Drive Apart Any And All Cracks For A Profit ].
But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
These Are Sensual Persons [ Given Over Wholly To Our Own Material World ]; Who Cause Divisions [ Carving Out Kingdoms For Themselves ] And Not Having The Spirit [ Rather Than Earnestly Glorifying God ].
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And, upon some have compassion [ For Some Do So Out Of Their Own Utter Ignorance ], by making a distinction [ Whenever It Is Possible To Do So ]but others save with fear [ Remembering, Always, That God Is He Who Is Judging Them ], by pulling them out of the fire while hating even those garments defiled by their flesh. " - Jude 16-22.
Now, go out and enjoy: " That Crazy Election "!
Now, Could Anyone Explain It Any Clearer Than That?

After all, dear brothers and sisters, I'm Looking Forward To My Own, Albeit God-Given, Paycheck!

Ahava and Shalom.

May Yahweh's Own: Love and Peace - be, continuously, upon you!

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