Unsound teaching can be a danger in our Christian walk. False teachers usually… mock truth (the Word of God or the church), follow unrighteous impulses, divide people, and are worldly-minded. Spirit-led teachers recognize that humility and unity with their students is key (Philippians 2:1-4). Pray for discernment to distinguish true teachers from misguided ones.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 19, 2021.
Apostates promise spiritual life but are empty clouds which bring the hope of rain, but actually deliver nothing but dryness and death. They preach a false gospel that leads only to hell.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Jude 12.
The apostles had warned the coming generation about apostates, so that they would be prepared and not be taken by surprise. God’s Word is designed to warn and protect; as verse 18 indicates, there had been continually repeated warnings.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Jude 17.