Recently, I took a trip with a friend into a fresh look at the Bible’s book of Jude, and I realised that If you read your Bible very well, you may not necessarily need a special Spirit to discern false prophets and their teachings. God was gracious enough to spell out who they are and what their teachings are.
I really don’t like lengthy epistles so I will want to break into parts.
First let’s look at their personality
“But you must remember, beloved, the predictions which were made by the apostles (the special messengers) of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).They told you beforehand, In the last days (in the end time) there will be #scoffers [who seek to gratify their own unholy desires], following after their own ungodly passions.
It is these who are [agitators] setting up distinctions and causing divisions–merely sensual [creatures, carnal, worldly-minded people], devoid of the [Holy] Spirit and destitute of any higher spiritual life.”Jude 4.
1. Can go any length to gratify their unholy desires, even when it means going to school of theology to learn how to explain away the standards and the principles of God in order to fit into their own desires.
2. They are agitators. Their approach is always offensive in nature. They want to coarse people into their ‘school of thought’ and if you are not ‘coarsible’ you become an enemy.
3. They champion the course of division in the body of Christ.
4. They are more worldly minded than they are heavenly minded. They appeal more to senses than to the Spirit.