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Warning of Apostates

Warning of Apostates

Excerpt
Jude compared the present apostates to three historical apostates, all of whom have their counterparts today:
• Cain, who ignored God’s wishes and offered a bloodless sacrifice (see Gen. 4:1–7Heb. 11:41 John 3:12). Many today, while claiming to be Christians, ignore God’s Word.
• Balaam, the greedy prophet hired to curse Israel, who was reprimanded by his donkey (see Num. 22:1–25:9Rev. 2:14). Many today make merchandise of the gospel.
• Korah, who slandered and rebelled against Moses (see Num. 16). Present-day apostates speak evil against those who speak for God. More
Willmington, H. L. Willmington’s Bible Handbook. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1997. Print.
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