Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Errorist

Jude 11: Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

So in these three pen pictures from the Old Testament, we see three leading characteristics of the errorist. Like Cain, they were devoid of love. Like Balaam, they were prepared in return for money to teach others that sin did not matter. Like Korah, they were careless of the ordinance of God and insubordinate to church leaders. Charles R. Erdman in his commentary says “Jude adds that of 1) murderers, envy, and hatred (they went in the way of Cain) and further, 2) of corrupting greed (the error of Balaam) and again, 3) of proud rebellion (the gain saying of Korah."

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