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2 Peter Chapter 2, March 30th, 2012
In the first chapter, the thrust of Peter's message was in support of the truth of the Gospel accounts. Here in the second chapter, he addresses the nature of the adversaries of that Gospel.
II 1 Now there were also false prophets among the people, as even among you there shall be false teachers who shall introduce destructive systems of philosophy, even denying the Master who has bought them, bringing upon themselves quick destruction, 2 and many shall follow in their licentiousness, because of whom the way of truth shall be blasphemed, 3 and with greediness they shall make profit from you with fictitious words, for whom from of old their judgment is not idle and their destruction does not sleep!
This statement of Peter's may seem on the surface to be oriented towards a universalist type of thinking, where it can be imagined that Peter is saying that Christ purchased the false prophets with His blood, and therefore the false prophets also may be redeemed. But that is not the case which Peter is making. Rather Peter states, “from of old their judgment is not idle”, as the destruction of the ungodly had been ordained long beforetime. Peter is discussing the body of the people as a whole, who have always had false prophets among them. The false prophets and wolves in sheep’s' clothing are apparently Israel, they claim to be Israel, but they are not truly Israel and therefore their judgement is ordained from of old. Denying the Master, they must be tares, and not wheat. Peter is talking in terms of what was apparent in his day, and not in terms of genetics. The books of genealogy were long lost.
An examination of the Old Testament shows that because the children of Israel did not remove all of the Canaanites as they were commanded, that those Canaanites were to be “pricks in their eyes and thorns in their sides”. That these pricks were always able in one way or another to infiltrate and to corrupt the people of the nation is also quite evident in scripture, and especially in the prophets such as Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Peter is recognizing that it is the Gospel which must separate the wheat from the tares, and at one time it certainly did. It still should do that today. Likewise, as long ago as the time of Daniel, upon finding out the two priests who attempted to use their positions of authority to corrupt a young woman, the prophet exclaimed at Susanna, 56: “... O thou seed of Chanaan, and not of Juda, beauty hath deceived thee, and lust hath perverted thine heart.” Peter is telling us how to identify the infiltrators: those who do not acknowledge the Word of God but who teach another gospel are false prophets, and false prophets come as infiltrators from the camp of the enemy. Yet we must be careful to understand that Peter is talking about the deceivers, and not merely the deceived.
The words of Jude help to clarify for us Peter's intention here, where he states in his epistle at verses 3 and 4: “3 Beloved, making all haste to write to you concerning our common salvation I had necessity to write to you encouraging you to contend once for all for the faith having been delivered to the saints. 4 For some men have stolen in [they never had the opportunity to be saints], those of old having been written about beforetime for this judgment [as Peter also said], godless men [Yahweh is not their Father], substituting the favor of our God for licentiousness [deceiving the sheep with lust] and denying our only Master and Prince, Yahshua Christ.”
The apostle John said much the same thing, in a totally different way, in his first epistle where he states in its second chapter that “18 Little children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the Antichrist comes, even now many Antichrists have been born, from which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They came out from us but they were not from of us. For if they were from of us, they would have abided with us, but so that they would be made manifest that they are all not from of us. 20 Yet you have an anointing from the Holy One and you know all. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it and because any lie is not from of the truth.” And 1 John chapter 4: “1 Beloved, do not have trust in every spirit, but scrutinize whether the spirits are from of Yahweh, because many false prophets have gone out into Society. 2 By this you know the Spirit of Yahweh: each spirit which professes that Yahshua Christ has come in the flesh is from of Yahweh, 3 and each spirit which does not profess Yahshua is not from of Yahweh, and this is the Antichrist, whom you have heard that it comes, and is already now in Society. 4 You are from of Yahweh, children, and you have prevailed over them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in Society. [Christ is greater than the 'Prince of this World'.] 5 They are from of Society: for this reason from of Society they speak and Society hears them. 6 We are from of Yahweh: he knowing Yahweh hears us. He who is not from of Yahweh does not hear us. From this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.” John was talking about embodied spirits, and not disembodied spirits.
In the first centuries of Christianity, the Gospel certainly made manifest who the children of God are, and who are the children of the Adversary, for those who were born contrary to the Law of God are His natural enemies, and that includes all of the bastard races of Canaan and elsewhere. Paul taught these same things in a different manner, in Romans 9 through 11. While Peter and Jude identified the enemy by their profession, John does also, but John also describes the problem in genetic terms. Cults come and go all the time, but genes are passed down through generations “from of old”.
4 For if Yahweh did not spare the messengers who had done wrong but having cast them into Tartaros into a pit of darkness He had delivered them being kept for judgment,
The King James Version has “chains of darkness”: here, and the difference is in the manuscripts. All of the oldest of the codices known as the Great Uncials have σιροῖς, into a pit, while the Majority Text, some later manuscripts, and one ancient papyrus (P-72, from the third or fourth century) have σειραῖς, or in chains. The manuscripts being difficult to choose from, I have based my decision upon the meaning of the verb ταρταρόω as well as following the Uncials, choosing to read σιροῖς.
To cast someone or something into Tartaros is the literal meaning of the verb ταρταρόω. Peter's use of this word disturbed some of the overly-pious of subsequent generations, and it still does today, those who do not understand why Peter employed a word popular from the pagan Greek poets in order to describe events which were perceived as if they should have been known exclusively to the Hebrews. The following note on the writings of Hippolytus gives us one glimpse into the debate amongst scholars in reference to Peter's use of the word:
From Hippolytus (170-236 AD), Elucidations, from the editor's notes to section XVIII, the editor states:
“I am a little surprised at the innocent statement of the learned translator, that 'Dr. Wordsworth justifies Hippolytus’ use of this word.' It must have occurred to every student of the Greek Testament that St. Peter justifies this use in the passage quoted by Wordsworth, which one would think must be self-suggested to any theologian reading our author’s text. In short, Hippolytus quotes the second Epistle of St. Peter (2 Peter 2:4) when he uses this otherwise startling word. Josephus also employs it; it was familiar to the Jews, and the apostle had no scruple in adopting a word which proves the Gentile world acquainted with a Gehenna as well as a Sheol.”
Roberts, A., Donaldson, J., & Coxe, A. C. (1997). The Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. V : Translations of the writings of the Fathers down to A.D. 325. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus,Cyprian, Novatian, Appendix. (161). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems.
But what is most often overlooked is that the Greeks had to get the idea for the concept which the word reflects from somewhere. Discussing 1 Peter chapter 3 here several weeks ago, it was demonstrated from the writings of the various ancient branches of our race, that practically every branch of our race had at one time or another expressed in their earliest writings the belief in an underworld abode of the dead, where the spirits of the dead awaited judgement.
Mentioned explicitly were stories not only from among the Greeks, such as from Book 11 of the Odyssey, but also stories from the Sumerians, the Assyrians, and from the Germanic Edda. Scholars who are partial to the jews posit their views with the false presumption that the jews alone had any knowledge of those things exhibited in the Old Testament, such as the existence of God as Creator, and a heaven and a hell. Yet in truth the real Israelites who first had these Biblical accounts were not jews at all, but were just as Aryan as the rest of the Aryans who also had them, where with the influences of paganism they quickly became corrupted among the other branches of our race. Peter's use of the verbal form of Tartaros is entirely natural to the Scripture, since Tartaros represents the same meaning as the Hebrew word Sheol.
4 For if Yahweh did not spare the messengers who had done wrong but having cast them into Tartaros into a pit of darkness He had delivered them being kept for judgment,
Jude 6: “and the messengers not having kept their first dominion but having forsaken their own habitation are kept under darkness in everlasting bindings for the judgment of the great day”.
It certainly cannot be said that the Book of Enoch, known as 1 Enoch, that we have today is perfect. Rather, I am persuaded that it has been heavily redacted throughout the centuries. Yet some form of Enoch or another certainly seems to have been the primary reference for the words of both Peter here, and Jude where he discusses these same things in his epistle. And while Peter is referring to its contents, several passages of Jude's epistle are direct quotations of parts of 1 Enoch.
While there are other references and allusions in the Enoch literature, and in 1 Enoch, to the events described by Peter and by Jude, here is 1 Enoch chapter 10, from the translation by R.H. Charles:
1. Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: 2. '〈Go to Noah〉 and tell him in my name "Hide thyself!" and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. 3. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.' 4. And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azâzêl hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dûdâêl, and cast him therein. 5. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. 6. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. 8. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin.' 9. And to Gabriel said the Lord: 'Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy the children of fornication and the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have. 10. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.' 11. And the Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Semjâzâ and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. 12. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. 13. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations. 15. And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.
17 And then shall all the righteous escape, And shall live till they beget thousands of children,And all the days of their youth and their old age Shall they complete in peace. 18 And then shall the whole earth be tilled in righteousness, and shall all be planted with trees and be full of blessing. 19. And all desirable trees shall be planted on it, and they shall plant vines on it: and the vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance, and as for all the seed which is sown thereon each measure (of it) shall bear a thousand, and each measure of olives shall yield ten presses of oil. 20. And cleanse thou the earth from all oppression, and from all unrighteousness, and from all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth destroy from off the earth. 21. And all the children of men shall become righteous, and all nations shall offer adoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And the earth shall be cleansed from all defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, and from all torment, and I will never again send (them) upon it from generation to generation and for ever.
I must say, that the events of Genesis chapter 6, and as they are also described here in Enoch, are not necessarily the only sins of the fallen angels. Other sins are mentioned elsewhere even in Enoch, such as the miscegenation of these angels with all kinds of the beasts of the creation. Rather, these particular sins are mentioned here as an example. For as soon as Adam was placed into the Garden of Eden, there was already the Serpent, described as the Adversary or Satan in Revelation chapter 12 and in Luke chapter 10, and also described is the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” as opposed to the “tree of Life”, where it is evident that this broader term describes that entire race of angels, as they are called, which revolted from God at some point in the distant past, which is what Revelation chapter 12 is describing.
Note verse 8 in 1 Enoch 10, where it says: “And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin.'” The name, Azâzêl, was in the King James Version translated as “scapegoat” on four occasions in Leviticus chapter 16. Leviticus 16:8: “And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.” One lot for Yahweh, the other lot for Azâzêl. Yahweh's goat was sacrificed, and the other was let out into the wilderness. Leviticus 16:9-10: 9 “And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. 10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.” It may be read “...and to let him go into the wilderness for for Azâzêl.” Apparently, there is more to some scriptures than what is generally perceived.
Angels, described as “Watchers” here, are also given that title in the Book of Daniel in chapter 4, which leads me to cite another reference from pagan Greek writings. As I wrote in my paper, The Problem with Genesis 6:1-4: “The word also appears in a similar context in a very unlikely place (to the casual observer and to those unschooled in Israel Identity), in the Greek poet Hesiod’s Works And Days, lines 252-255: 'For upon the bounteous earth Zeus has thrice ten thousand spirits, watchers of mortal men, and these keep watch on judgments and deeds of wrong as they roam, clothed in mist, all over the earth.'” This helps to demonstrate that the shared concept of Tartaros between Greek and Hebrew is not a lone coincidence.
5 and He did not spare of the old society but He had kept Noah, the eighth proclaimer of righteousness, having brought a deluge upon the society of the impious,
The reading in the King James Version here is absurd, where it says “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness...” Noah was not “the eighth person”, where we see that in the AV the word person was added to the text. Also in the King James Version, the indefinite article was added to the text proceeding the phrase preacher of righteousness. The Geneva Bible also added person to the text, and the New American Standard version is far worse, discarding the word eighth and adding the phrase “with seven others”, which is not a translation at all but more of a wayward commentary. The Greek word ὄγδοος, or eighth, is an ordinal number, and not a cardinal number, which would be ὀκτώ, so neither is it talking about how many people were saved in the flood! The words “proclaimer” and “eighth” are both in the Accusative case, and the adjective modifying the noun the two must be understood as a single unit intending to describe the subject Noah. While the words are not adjacent in the Greek, they rather bracket the words for Noah and “of righteousness”, which is not an uncommon device in Greek, and signifies that the entire phrase must be understood as a single unit. The text clearly states that Noah was the eighth proclaimer of righteousness. Most translators and commentators cannot understand why or how that may be, so they make their own assumptions and pervert the translation into something that it does not state. It is now important to show what “preacher of righteousness” means, so let us begin by counting patriarchs from Adam: Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. That is ten, and Abel is discounted because he was never a patriarch. Now since Enoch and Lamech were both outlived – or outlasted - on earth by their fathers, neither of them ever fulfilled the role of a living head patriarch, and therefore there were only eight of these patriarchs up to and counting Noah! Therefore that is what the term “preacher of righteousness” must mean. Noah was the eighth proclaimer of righteousness because he was the eighth chief patriarch of the Adamic line. Of course Cain was also discounted - since he was not an Adamic patriarch, and he can never even be considered righteous.
This “society of the impious” are those Adamic people who died in the flood. These are the “spirits in prison” to whom Christ preached the gospel, which Peter informs in 1 Peter chapter 3, which Isaiah prophecies in chapter 61, and which Paul also alludes to in Ephesians chapter 4. These people who died in the flood, who are indeed not excelled in sin by the rest of our race, had an opportunity to hear the Gospel and repent thousands of years after their passing from this world. Likewise Peter says at 2 Peter 3:9 that “The Prince does not delay the promise, as some regard delay, but has forbearance for us, not wishing for any to be destroyed but that all should have space for repentance.” As it is said elsewhere in Scripture, all Israel shall indeed be saved, without exception.
6 and the cities of Sodom and Gomorra burning to ashes He had condemned to destruction, having been set forth for an example of those who are going to be impious,
Sodom and Gomorrah are an example for “those who are going to be impious”, Peter speaking of the future. We must remember this when we get to chapter 3, where at verse 7 Peter says that “the heavens and the earth are being preserved by the same Word, being kept for fire for a day of judgment and destruction of the impious men”. Here with the example of Sodom and Gomorrah being used to warn “those who are going to be impious”, Peter indicates what fire he meant in chapter 3.
7 and He delivered the righteous Lot who had been oppressed by the licentious conduct of the lawless 8 (for with sights and reports the righteous one dwelling among them day by day tormented a righteous soul with their lawless deeds),
Here Peter is clearly telling us that Lot tormented his own spirit by living among a bunch of lawless perverts. Many of us in Christian Identity feel that same way today, having no choice but to live in this corrupted modern world. Yet when we purposely choose to engage with the world, especially those of us who live in the cities, we torment our own souls by doing so. And the result for Lot was not appealing. Although he himself was righteous, he lost his wife and all of his family except for two daughters in the destruction of those cities, and after that the children which he had were born of incest upon the devices of those daughters, who were the only family he had left!
9 the Prince knows to deliver the pious from trial, but to keep the unrighteous being punished for a day of judgment - 10 and especially those going after the flesh with desires of defilement and despising authority, presumptuous adventurers, not fearing honor (or glory, or effulgence) they blaspheme,
Jude 8, speaking of the same people: “Whereas likewise also these dreamers indeed defile the flesh while they reject authority and they blaspheme honor (or glory, or effulgence)”, the enemies of God, as we can observe in our modern world, blaspheme everything good and noble and honorable, and seek to create their own sick perverted version of Creation.
Many people, even in Christian Israel Identity, read passages such as this and imagine that children of God can go into the Lake of Fire. Such is the leaven of the Pharisees, as can be established in the pages of Josephus where the idea is seen to originate. By this they show their Catholic Church influence, and that they do not understand the context of Scripture. The apostle John says in the third chapter of his first epistle, “7 Children, let no one deceive you, he who is bringing about justice is just, even as He is just. 8 He who is creating error is from of the False Accuser, since the False Accuser errs from the beginning. For this the Son of Yahweh has been made manifest, in order that He would do away with the works of the False accuser. 9 Each who has been born from of Yahweh does not create wrongdoing, because His seed abides in him, and he is not able to do wrong, because from of Yahweh he has been born. 10 By this are manifest the children of Yahweh and the children of the False Accuser.” We have in the Book of Enoch, 1 Enoch, a lengthy description of the sins of men, and how it was that the fallen angels had taught men all manner of sin, that it was they who had introduced those things into Adamic society. Upon close examination, it is evidenced throughout history, that White Adamic peoples have sought to establish moral societies based a sense of justice and the rule of law wherever they have settled. And the same pattern occurs repeatedly, when the international jew creeps in and begins to pander to the weak in order to corrupt society. These are the “presumptuous adventurers” referred to by Peter. That phrase describes perfectly the enemies of God, who stop at nothing to pervert and corrupt all society. Since nothing shames them, they are not afraid of participating in any and every disgusting act of perversion. These are the creators of sin, as opposed to the otherwise innocent who are entrapped by it, as it is explained by John. John says that he who is born of God does not sin, but when he does sin, there is an intercessor in Yahshua Christ. 1 John 2:1: “My children, I write these things to you in order that you do not do wrong. And if one should do wrong, we have an Advocate with the Father: the righteous Yahshua Christ.” The entire Adamic Society, all of Israel, has an advocate for their sin. Yet those who are outside of the covenants, all of the children of the devil, so to speak, have no advocate. Therefore Paul says of the unrepentant Israelite sinner, in 1 Corinthians chapter 5: “5 deliver such a wretch to the Adversary, for destruction of the flesh, in order that the Spirit may be preserved in the day of the Prince.” Surely that sinner shall repent, when he faces his Lord and Master at the judgement, and just as certainly all of those spirits of those people who died in the flood also repented.
11 where the messengers being greater in power and ability do not bring against them a judgment for blasphemy as appropriate.
The King James Version always translates κύριος as a noun, and renders it as lord. While it is a noun, when it is used as a Substantive – most often along with the definite article, the word is primarily an adjective and it means having power over or having authority over, ordained, appointed, regular, proper, legitimate, valid, authorized, etc. The phrase παρὰ κυρίου is not a Substantive, and I have rendered it to read as appropriate in several places, not only here, but in Ephesians 6:8 and 2 Timothy 1:18.
Jude 9: “Yet Michael the chief messenger, when contending with the False Accuser he argued over the body of Moses, did not venture to bring a judgment for blasphemy, but said 'The Prince should censure you!'”
Although they deserved judgement, even the angels of God would not bring judgement against His enemies because, as Paul had written in Romans 12:19: “not taking vengeance yourselves, beloved, rather you must give place to wrath; for it is written, 'vengeance is Mine! I will requite, says Yahweh.'” Paul seems to have been paraphrasing Deuteronomy 32:35 where it says: “To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.”
Isaiah 63:4: “For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”
Revelation 19:11-16: “11 And I saw the heaven having been opened, and behold! A white horse, and He sitting upon it Faithful and True, and He judges in righteousness and makes war. 12 Now His eyes are as flames of fire, and upon His head are many diadems, having a name inscribed which no one knows except Him, 13 and He is cloaked with a garment dipped in blood, and His Name is called the Word of Yahweh. 14 And the armies in heaven follow Him upon white horses, clothed with clean white linen. 15 And a sharp sword comes out from of His mouth, in order that with it He may smite the Nations, and He shall shepherd them with an iron staff, and He shall trample the vat of the wine of the wrath of the anger of Yahweh Almighty, 16 and He has upon His garment and upon His thigh a name written: 'King of Kings and Sovereign of Sovereigns'.”
We cannot force the moment, but the day is coming when the trumpet does sound, and it will be unmistakably clear when the remnant of Israel hears the call described in Micah 4:13 “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.” Yet we must wait, and follow Christ our King.
12 But these, having been born as natural irrational animals into destruction and corruption in which blaspheming they are ignorant in their corruption they also shall perish,
The verb γεννάω occurs about 100 times in the New Testament, but 40 of those are in the genealogy of Christ given in Matthew chapter 1.Outside of Matthew 1 it appears most often in John. Of people, it literally means to be born. While the King James often (about 38 times) translates the word in that manner, it also often translates it as begotten. Yet here, quite strangely, it renders the word as made. Of course, people are not made outside of being born. However reading the King James Version one may get the errant impression that salvation and destruction are somehow drawn along lines other than the obvious racial divisions of creation and corruption. One is either a son of Yahweh, created in His image, or a bastard, and your father is the devil, the creator of bastards. The NAS actually translates this word correctly here, and I will cite that version of 2 Peter 2:12 simply to corroborate my own translation of the word: “But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed...” As Paul talked about the vessels of mercy being the descendants of Jacob, and the vessels of destruction being the descendants of Esau, we see here in Peter that there are people who are “born as natural irrational animals”, not having the Spirit of God, and therefore by the circumstances of their bith they are certainly not ever to be candidates for Christianity, and none of them could ever be “saved”.
John chapter 3: “3 Yahshua replied and said to him: 'Truly, truly I say to you, unless a man should be born from above, he is not able to see the Kingdom of Yahweh.'”
1 John 4: “4 You are from of Yahweh, children, and you have prevailed over them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in Society. 5 They are from of Society: for this reason from of Society they speak and Society hears them. 6 We are from of Yahweh: he knowing Yahweh hears us. He who is not from of Yahweh does not hear us. From this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.”
There are two classes of people in the world, those born of Yahweh, the Adamic race, and those born of the world. Unless a man is born from of Yahweh – a son of Adam – he shall not see the kingdom of heaven. There are no exceptions to this Scripture!
13 doing injustice for the wages of injustice, regarding luxury a pleasure by day, stains and disgraces reveling in their deceits feasting together with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and unable to cease from wrongdoing, enticing unstable souls, having hearts exercised for greediness, cursed children, 15 abandoning the straight road they have wandered astray, following in the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who had loved the wage of unrighteousness, 16 but he had a rebuke for his own transgression: a dumb beast of burden with the voice of a man having spoken clearly had curbed the derangement of the prophet.
Jude 12: “These are the spots in your feasts of charity, feasting together without fear, tending to themselves, clouds without water being carried away by the winds, late-autumn trees without fruit, twice dead being uprooted, 13 stormy waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, wandering stars for whom the gloom of darkness is kept forever!”
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11: “27 Consequently, whoever would eat the wheat-bread or drink the cup of the Prince unworthily, will be liable of the body and blood of the Prince. 28 But a man must scrutinize himself, and thus from of the wheat-bread let him eat, and from of the cup let him drink. 29 For he that is eating and is drinking, eats and drinks condemnation for himself, not distinguishing the body. 30 For this reason there are among you many feeble and sickly, and plenty have fallen asleep. 31 If then we had made a distinction of ourselves, perhaps we would not be judged. 32 But being judged, by the Prince we are disciplined, in order that we would not be condemned with the Society. ”
Those things that we share at our tables, that is our communion: the word describes something which is shared in common. We should not eat nor drink nor share any of our charity with those who are not worthy of the covenant of our God, the blood of our Prince. Those who are feasting with us, those who have gotten their way into the nations of Israel but who are not of Israel, they are “spots in our feasts of charity”, “reveling in their deceits feasting together with you”, and they cause transgression and calamity among us. They are “cursed children” “enticing unstable souls” - the children of the cursed Cain and the cursed Canaan and the cursed Esau and all of the other non-Adamic “natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed”, as the King James Version reads 2 Peter 2:12 in part.
In connection with these, “the way of Balaam” is mentioned here in verse 15, and in Jude at verse 11 it is called the “way of Cain” and also the “error of Balaam”. We see from the account in Numbers chapters 24 and 25 that Balaam was hired by Balak the king of the Moabites, to curse the Children of Israel. But every time that he tried, he could only utter blessings. Then, failing to have the prophet curse Israel, we see that Balak had the women of his tribe go out to seduce the men of Israel, but the entire account – that Balaam had actually instructed Balak to do this, is not related to us in Numbers, except later where it is alluded to in Numbers 31:16, where it says: “Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.” Further details are filled in by later Scriptures:
Micah 6:5: “O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.”
The righteousness of Yahweh is foremost that we are not to race-mix, and we see that clearly defined here in Scripture, because that was what the children of Israel had done, which Balak had enticed them to do, because that was what Balaam counseled him to do!
2 Peter 2:15: “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.”
Jude 1:11 “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” (The gainsaying of Korah was the introduction of “strange fire”, rebellion from Yahweh by violating the precepts of the temple because he thought that he should have certain duties rather than abide by what Yahweh ordained through Moses.)
Revelation 2:14 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
And here we can clearly see the references to a race-mixing event having taken place, which was counseled by Balaam as he taught Balak that way by which he could overcome the sons of Israel. Today the Canaanite jew uses that same method: taking advantage of our own weaknesses, to overcome us once again, by encouraging us to race-mix. Paul also affirms this in 1 Corinthians Chapter 10, where he too explains that the crime behind this episode was one of “fornication”, or race-mixing. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:8: “Neither should we commit fornication, just as some of them had committed fornication, and in one day twenty-three thousand had fallen.” This was a direct reference to that same episode, the “way of Balaam”. Phinehas, as it is described in Numbers chapter 25, slew one of the principle men of the race-mixers and the woman he was caught with, and for that reason the plague was stayed in Israel, and Phinehas greatly rewarded by God.
17 These are streams without water and clouds being driven by a tempest, for whom the gloom of darkness is kept.
Or in the King James Version, “wells without water”, where it is still speaking of these same spots in our feasts of charity. Jeremiah 2:13: “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” Jude in verse 12 of his epistle refers to these same creatures as “clouds without water”, which is much the same thing. If they are broken cisterns, it is indeed because they are race-mixed. Jude says at verse 19: “These are those making divisions, animals, not having the Spirit.”
18 For uttering excessive vanity they entice with the licentious desires of the flesh those nearly escaping who are returning to error.
So we must always guard ourselves against the enticements of lust. And Peter warns that those of us entrapped in these things, nearly escaping, may easily backslide when enticed again. It must be kept in mind, that we are all weak and we are all capable of sinning. 1 John 1:8: “8 If we should say that we have no guilt, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” Yet, as we shall see below, if we are not sheep, we are expected to backslide. We must also look at our history and ask, who are the panderers of this age? Who is behind all of these enticements today? The jews run the perverted media, the perverted porno houses, the brothels, the gambling halls, the perverted film industry,and just about everything else which entices our flesh and destroys our society, and they always have, for the most part, run all of those things, and openly campaign to entice and to trap us in their sins.
19 Proclaiming for themselves freedom they become slaves of corruption. For by that which one is overcome, to this he is enslaved.
Free love and sexual liberation and universal suffrage and equality and freedom of choice were all slogans of the perverted jew throughout the last several centuries. “Woman's lib” means having the jew liberate our wives and our daughters from their clothing and from their husbands and their fathers and their brothers and their chastity and their decency. Doing those things, they are able to destroy our race. They proclaim freedom so that they can become slaves to corruption. Christians are not free: rather they are bondmen to Christ. The jews have convinced most of us that we are “liberated”, from God! That us a great deception.
John 8:34 “Yahshua replied to them 'Truly, truly I say to you that he causing wrongdoing is a servant of wrongdoing.'”
Paul explained that we become slaves to sin, which we also subject ourselves to when we give in to the enticements of the flesh. Romans chapter 6: “16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves as bondmen to obey, bondmen you are to whom you obey, truly either of error for death, or of obedience for righteousness? 17 But feel grateful to Yahweh, that you were bondmen of guilt, but you obeyed from the heart, into which a form of instruction was transmitted. 18 And having been liberated from guilt, you have become bondmen to righteousness.”
20 For if escaping the pollutions of Society by the knowledge of our Prince and Savior Yahshua Christ, and these being entangled again are overcome, the ends of them become worse than the beginnings!
Peter indicates that Christ was certain when He said “My sheep hear My voice”, and therefore those who remain with the pollutions of society after hearing the gospel, cannot be His sheep. While all of that is certainly true, today it is not so simple, since so few of us have ever actually heard the truth! The trash emanating from modern judeo-so-called Christian churches is certainly not the truth. People are not being told the consequences of their sin. Rather, it seems that they have for the most part been programmed to accept sin! Yet for those who have heard the truth, Paul says at Hebrews 10:26: “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins”. Those people, it can be imagined, may suffer the most horrible trials in this world, or as Peter says, they are not sheep in the first place. Paul says in Hebrews 12:8, “But if you are without discipline, of which you all have become partakers, then you are bastards, and not sons.”
21 For it was better for them not having known the way of righteousness than they know turning away from the holy commandment having been delivered to them. 22 But the truth of the proverb happened to them: “A dog returns to its own vomit”, and “a sow being cleansed to rolling in mud”.
We have sheep, and then on the other hand we have dogs and pigs. Of course, all of these things are allegories, but they nevertheless represent literal truths. Those who reject Christ are naturally expected to be sinners. Those who are not sheep are not expected to ever truly accept Christ, since they cannot keep His commandments.
Paul said at Ephesians chapter 5: “1 Therefore you must be imitators of Yahweh, as beloved children, 2 and walk in love, just as Christ has also loved us, and surrendered Himself on our behalf, an application and sacrifice to Yahweh for an essence of sweet aroma. 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or greediness you must not even specify among you, just as is suitable with saints, 4 and abusiveness and foolish speaking or ribaldry, which things are not fitting, but thanksgiving instead. 5 This is known by you: that any fornicator, or unclean or greedy person - who is an idolater, has no inheritance in the Kingdom of the Anointed and of Yahweh. [Here we have seen Peter, and Jude, associate these things with the interlopers, the spots in our feats of charity.] 6 No one must deceive you with empty words, for on account of these things the wrath of Yahweh comes upon the sons of disobedience. [The spots in our feats of charity.] 7 Therefore you must not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Prince. Walk as children of light. 9 (For the fruit of the light is in all goodness and justness and truth, 10 scrutinizing what is acceptable to the Prince.) 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even reprove them. 12 For the things being done by them secretly it is disgraceful even to speak of.”
Matthew chapter 7: “6 You should not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor should you cast your pearls before swine, lest they shall trample them with their feet and turning they would rend you to pieces!”
The dogs, the swine, they are all destined for the Lake of Fire. We can expect them to be sinners, and to do all of the foul and disgusting things that they do. For that reason alone, we must separate ourselves from them all.