Sermons & Sunday Schools

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: The Characteristics of False Apostate Teachers, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij considers the third description of false apostate teachers according to Jude: the portraits of deception false teachers exemplify. In Jude 12-13, Jude provides five metaphors that expose the destructive and empty ministries of false teachers: hidden reefs (v. 12a), waterless clouds (v. 12b), fruitless trees (v. 12c), storms that dump dirt (v. 13a), and pathways that lead to darkness (v. 13b). Christians must both know the enemy and know God’s word to be able to escape from false teaching’s enslaving and destructive power.