Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
Jude isn’t messing around in this letter; he gets right into his indictment of false teachers and frauds. In this paragraph, he cites three Old Testament examples to make a point that his recipients had best not listen to these people. There is an underlying premise in all of this that isn’t entirely…
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