| bro Fletcher|
Fletch, Praise God, i'm popping out of my grief, in NO small part to the prayers of my brothers and sisters.
my brother, "Pappy" is coming to be with me, when we go into town, get my mama's ashes, then bury them at the foot of a purple lilac in front of my sitting porch, her mortal remains will always be on this good land I love so much.
Don't know if your rural or not, didn't look up Dothan, my county has 20,000 souls, size of Manhattan, then we're going to one of my other close friends 2nd farm, to check out a small herd of beef cattle he just bought, see some of the boys, coz he also heads up a rough framing crew, and they been making the components to rental units, that are being built near the capital, which is about an hour and a half away......so it'll be good to be with the boys, and laugh....I can make people laugh real easy, and these are good men....so are you, God love you, neil
ps.....I know that post wasn't about the Deep Things of God, I think about the Lord a LOT during the day, and He doesn't mind good friends and brothers, and cattle and corn...does He?.....no. Country living, brother Fletcher, can't beat it, I drive my pick up thru hill and dale, I see the Hand of God everywhere, Praise His Name!!!!
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Vs 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Now this is an interesting find.... and seems to (more than likely) be one of the problems experienced here on SI.
While digging around in these scriptures a couple of interesting contrasts were uncovered; note in this verse the use of the word "know" twice which upon surface reading would appear to be the same employment but are in fact different words in the Greek and while they have similar meanings there is a reason the author chose to employ differing words here, in that the first usage has more of a spiritual connotation (discernment) but is used in the negative form of lacking spiritual discernment... Whereas the second usage deals primarily with the flesh, and in the positive sense as to having it-
Which of course is the exact opposite of what we want...something to look into.
Another interesting note is that this epistle is a direct parallel to 2 Peter 2 which the author is referencing the same historic accounts found in vs 9 of Jude as well as the same warnings and conclusions... For me this is of great significance! The Holy Ghost not once but twice has found it meet to include and transmit these ideas/truths and subsequent warnings and punishments! It would behoove us to take head lest when we think we stand we fall!
Included is 2 Peter for comparison/contrast;
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
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