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"Turning" the grace of our God into lasciviousness





 
Jude verse 4. Lasciviousness is defined by Strong's as G766, licentiousness. KJV also uses the Greek for 'filthy' in 2nd Pet. 2:7, and Jude verse 8. And 'wantonness' in Rom. 13:13 and 2nd Pet. 2:18.

The Greek for 'turning' in Jude v.4 is also notable elsewhere. It is G3346, defined to transfer i.e. (lit) transport, by(by impl.), exchange (reflex) change sides, or (fig) purvert. (mis-spelled due to the word filter here). The same Greek is used in Gal. 1:6 as 'removed', and also 'translated' in reference to Enoch in Heb. 11:5.
Just as there were those who taught and mixed Law with grace, which turns into works based salvation, and as there are also those now who do the same, there were also those who taught and mixed licentiousness with grace, and turned the grace of God into licentiousness, there are also those now who do the same.

Paul, and the others that God used to give us the New Testament, had some very stern warnings and words for BOTH. It is the grace of God that leads us to repentance, and this grace of our God causes us also to "do" all that we are exhorted and commanded to "do" in the words of scripture. As examples, and as instruction, from God Himself. Gods love reveals to us what love is, and when that love, when His grace and mercy is extended and accepted, we grasp them, and such love and grace and mercy compels us to walk even as He walked.

To "do" all that He commands us to "do". To deny self. To take up our cross, and follow Him. To serve, as He did, and as He commanded us to 'do' the same. To 'Go', and make disciples, and baptizing them. To obey Him, follow Him, repent of all He commands, and believe in Him in the same way. To fellowship, and to remember Him in communion with others who make up the body of Christ Himself.

Godly love compels us, constrains us to 'do' all of these, and more, as we are shown in the New Testament through Jesus Christ the Lord. But, ungodly men, such as these that Jude writes about and warns us of, serve only their own desires, just as those who do not profess Jesus Christ also 'do'. These type of ungodly men turn the grace of God into lasciviousness, and as such live licentiously, even teaching and persuading others to 'do' the same as they 'do', in their ignorance and their spiritual blindness.

It is by grace that we are saved, and that through the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace, through Jesus Christ, saves us 'from' our sins, such grace does not give us license in any way to continue in them. Such turn the grace of God into lasciviousness, just as Jude wrote. And, further, just as there are those who turn grace into a works-based salvation, there are those who turn the grace of God into nothing but means of lasciviousness, and in so doing thy deny God, and the Lord Jesus Christ His Son.

Through Jesus Christ we are given new birth, we are made new creations, and are not made into these to serve the flesh any longer, but to serve the Spirit, who has made us into these. This, is what both grace and mercy "do", as given through our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ, praise His Holy Name.

Do NOT follow the teachings of these "ungodly men", who have no idea what the grace of God is, nor does.

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Billy Beard+ is Saved by grace, and Gods mercy, in Jesus Christ. Trying to walk in the Holy Spirit. You can find out more about Billy at his profile page .

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Richard Gregory(@discipleofthenazarene)

  Jesus and His Holy Spirit are God's Grace. The Grace of His Holy Spirit that He has given to those who desire to follow Jesus (be His disciples) is to enable us to do the things that He commanded us to do. I hear people say that they love the Lord, and yet Jesus said that we would know the ones who love Him because they would hear His words and do them, they would follow His commands. We put Jesus at naught when we say that there is no need to do the things He told us to do. Jesus also told us who it is that He and the Father love, it is those who do the things that He told us to do and obey His commandments. He also told us that those who do not obey Him are now and forever under the wrath of God. When we say that we are unable to live according to His ways and precepts and commands, we are making excuses for not obeying Him, or we have never received His Holy Spirit. We are still human and we will probably slip from time to time. If we do this and realize that we have gone against Him and confess and repent of our lapses He is sure to forgive us, but if we continually and habitually keep on sinning there is no longer any sacrifice for us. I know that many will say that these words were written for the Jews and don't apply to the church, but His word says that we are to be one flock brought into one fold. We are to be adopted into the family of Abraham, not be a seporate family. I know this reply was quite long when all I started out to say was AMEN. I appologize. Love in Christ


Author: Billy Beard+
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  Thanks for your comment. Nobody should have the desire to be found among those that Jude wrote us about. But they just ignored the words God gave, and the cost is going to be awful.

God Bless. billy


K Reynolds+(@kreynolds)

 
It is the grace of God that leads us to repentance, and this grace of our God causes us also to "do" all that we are exhorted and commanded to "do" in the words of scripture. As examples, and as instruction, from God Himself. Gods love reveals to us what love is, and when that love, when His grace and mercy is extended and accepted, we grasp them, and such love and grace and mercy compels us to walk even as He walked.


You know, the message I heard at church this evening was along these very same lines. We cannot separate these two things. They go together.

Blessings!

K :princess:


Author: Billy Beard+
Posted
  Thanks for your comment K :princess: . Blessings to you too:). billy


Kenneth Figurelli+(@bibleguy64)

  Good blog, Billy. Keep blogging. - bibleguy


Author: Billy Beard+
Posted
  Thanks brother. And you too- keep blogging. billy



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