Jude is exclusively about those given to unnatural sex, for it tells us that those in Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves to *fornication, “Sodom and Gomorrah giving themselves over to *fornication” (Jude 1:7).
Verse 1, “Jude the brother of James.”
Verse 2, “Mercy, peace, and love to you.”
Verse 3, “I write to you of a common salvation.”
In the book of Jude, we are given a serious look at those who broke the law given to Adam and Eve. Jude begins with “mercy and love to you” as I give you knowledge of a common salvation. He tells us that God sends his love to all those given to this wrongdoing along with mercy and peace and speaks of a universal (worldwide) salvation for all people.
There is one sin that has beset (plagued, overwhelmed) the human race. Original sin is the same for all people and almost everyone but a few have committed the first evil as stated, “…Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us…” (Heb. 12:1). And so this mutual salvation is deliverance from, victory over, and freedom from this one most common sin. Fornication is the biblical word describing the sex of Sodom and Gomorrah, oral and anal. Throughout the Bible fornicators are never God’s people. They need salvation. And in this book of Jude God promises them deliverance. But first He tells you some facts about your spiritual condition.
Verse 4, “Ungodly men crept in, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness.”
Lasciviousness means: lustfulness, lewdness, sexually loose and unrestrained. All those given to lasciviousness are called the ungodly. These ungodly men and women turn the grace of God into lasciviousness meaning these wicked people said Jesus came to earth to allow them to be ungodly. God is so good he gave them permission or has allowed them to act in this manner. God welcomes them into the church. Many churches believe a man and his wife are free to commit unnatural sexual acts and others are all inclusive and welcome homosexuals. Some have ordained and some will marry homosexuals. They must believe the grace of God covers the sexually perverse in some way. They do not understand that the goodness and grace of God is deliverance from sin.
Verse 7, “Sodom and Gomorrah giving themselves over to *fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth for an example suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Again fornication is the sex practiced in Sodom and Gomorrah and today you could say these two ungodly cities have grown to cover the earth. Their own ungodly lifestyle places them into hell fire. Keep in mind, in Scripture, “fire” is seldom literal. This sin makes a hell on earth. All other evils ultimately come from the sin of oral sex which began in the Garden. Even war comes from perverseness, “From whence come wars…come they not…of your lusts that war in your members?” The lust of the flesh is the devil’s groundwork for all wars. If humans are interested in peace then we must end this lustful sin. The human body is not to be used in this manner. The body is made for vaginal intercourse and there are laws which govern that activity. Oral and anal sex is from Satan. All those who commit oral and anal sex have departed from God and serve Satan.
Verse 8, “Filthy dreamers who defile the flesh.”
The sexually perverse are the defiled and their imaginations have carried them to act out unnatural sexual activities. Pornography is a result of filthy dreams and wicked imaginations as is rape, incest, prostitution, child molestation, etc. Our word pornography comes from the Greek word porneia as does the word fornication. Many of their filthy dreams are played out in movies, books, and on television as well as in real life. Fornication is the root sin from where all the ills in our society originate.
Verse 11, “Woe unto them, they have gone in the way of Cain-Balaam-Core.” Those given to this type of sexual wrongdoing took the same path as Cain. This means Cain, the wicked one, was the same as those in Sodom and Gomorrah. Cain committed the first murder supporting the truth that murder comes from those who are first given to the sex God forbids.
You are like the follower of Balaam, “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.” You have forsaken the right way. You love unrighteousness.
The men of Core stood against Moses. The Greek for Core is Korah. The men of Korah took men—men with men. They stood against Moses and the earth opened up and they fell in. Today those who commit the unnatural sex of fornication stand against God and against Jesus. Collectively they make up the body of the Antichrist. We are told that the Antichrist will come first. But we have been promised that the wicked will not inherit the earth. They will not always be in control, for their reign on earth will come to an end. That is good news.
Verse 12, “They are spots…feeding themselves without fear.”
And verse 23, “hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
The word “spot” is referring to the spots of leprosy. Those deceived by Satan have spiritual leprosy. When fornicators are in the church, then spots are in the church. The Bible tells us that Jesus offers himself to God without spot. And He will build a church without spot as stated, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing of the word. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle…but that it should be holy and without blemish” ( Ephesians” (5:26-27) This means there will be no fornicators in the Church when Jesus, a person without spots, builds a spotless church. Because Jesus is without spot that means all the spotted people are not like Jesus. To become like Jesus or to become a Christian, Christ like, one must be spotless. Pure religion is to keep one’s self unspotted from the world. But those given to this sin are spotted and must come out of the world and end this sin before they are spotless.
Verse 12, “They are clouds without water.”
Water is the symbol of the Holy Spirit (truth) and fornicators do not have the Holy Spirit. They are the unholy, for it is fornication that blasphemes the Holy Ghost and makes a person unholy. You believed a lie and truth has left. Esau was a fornicator and he was profane, “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright” (Heb.12:16). Those given to unnatural sex are unholy/profane. The unholy are also said to be carnal.
The Holy Spirit is truth and the sexually perverse have no truth in them. Symbolically or you could say in parable form “clouds without water” are people without truth. It is illogical to put those who practice the sin of Eden, heterosexual or homosexual behind the pulpit to preach truth for they have no truth in them – they are clouds without water, people without truth.
Verse 12, “Carried about of winds.”
Their wind of doctrine is not the doctrine of Jesus. We are advised not to be carried about by every wind of doctrine, “…Be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, …whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14). But the fornicators have been tossed to and fro by a wrong doctrine. Their belief is a wrong set of guidelines for humankind and they will deceive and lead others astray. In scripture, many times, an East wind is referring to the doctrine of Satan and his followers, the fornicators. God is calling you children and giving you good advice; don’t be carried about by lies any more.
Verse 12, “Trees without fruit.”
Here you are likened to trees that bare no fruit. The fruits of the spirit are: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance as stated in Galatians 5:22-23. Fornicators do not have the fruits of the Spirit. They have been deceived by Satan and the way of Satan is hate. Sin is hateful. Anyone who sins and then wants sin to continue has no love for their fellow humans.
It is said in Matthew 3:10, “…therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into a fire.” Again, fire is seldom literal. God tells us Jesus comes to kindle a fire to burn up the wicked. When Moses led the people out of the Wilderness of Sin a fiery law went out. In the last days, when Jesus puts an end to sin, a fiery law will go forth. The law given in Eden is a fire. When this law is rejected and disobeyed one dies in a fire. That is why those who give themselves to the sex God forbids need to be pulled out of the fire. The law from Eden will be a fiery law to burn up the wicked. Obedience to this law will end wickedness. This law in the hands of Jesus is the only fire the wicked will be burned up by. This fire is not literal. No physical harm or death occurs.
Verse 12, “Twice dead.”
Not just dead, not just once dead, but twice dead. They have broken the weightiest of the laws of God. One act of original sin breaks all ten of the Commandments at once. Take for example David and Esau and study the difference God made between the two. Their sins were not equal. David repented directly to God. He did not need a Jesus to convince him of his sin. Esau did not repent but said, “I will kill my brother.” Today the fornicators still have not repented and they are still killing their brothers. They need a Jesus go convince them of sin.
Once dead Twice dead
When the just and the unjust are raised from the dead there will be no adultery or fornication on earth. David, the adulterer, disobeyed one of the Ten Commandments. Esau, the fornicator, violated the law, all ten at once. Jesus will command all men everywhere to repent. When they repent, they will be raised from the dead. The resurrection of the dead will not be those in the graveyards, but the resurrection of those who are once dead and twice dead.
Verse 12, “Plucked up by the roots.”
When vegetation is plucked up by the roots there is no possibility for further growth. Spiritually speaking those given to original sin never grow in maturity at the spiritual level. They act like children and God considers them to be children even if they are old in years. He tells us when you were children you walked according to the course of “this world.” Come out of “the world” and you will grow up spiritually. “The world” is the world the sexually perverse have made. The end of “the world” is the end of fornication on earth.
Verse 13, “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame.” Those who live a sexually immoral life like those in Sodom and Gomorrah are said to be raging waves of the sea. On the sea of life these individuals create a storm. They rage. Life is not peaceful because of them. The sea of life is not calm and peace will not come until original sin has ended.
Yes, those who practice the forbidden and unnatural sex God forbids are called the “raging waves of the sea.” Today the sea is raging. The gays seem to be the most active, creating a storm, causing mayhem, making waves.
Some waves I see:
Unrelenting in pursuit of gay marriage.
Persistent in wanting to be ordained as ministers.
Insisting on membership in many denominations.
Demanding entrance into the Boy Scouts.
Teaching homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle in our public schools.
An unbelievable deadly, selfish thing to do. How did America come to use
our public schools to teach our children how to sin?
Hate crimes against those who oppose them.
Disney Land Gay Day.
Public television programs.
X rated Movies.
Expecting a spouse to join in the sin of oral and/or anal sex.
Unfaithfulness in marriage.
Child abuse in the home and in the church.
High divorce rates.
Corruption at all levels of leadership.
All evils ultimately are a result of original sin. There are many waves in this environment that was originally designed to be peaceful without pain or sorrow. End sin and the sea of life will become calm and peaceful again.
Verse 19, “These be they who separate themselves sensual, having not the spirit.” They are separated from God because of their sexual choices as Adam and Eve were. “Having not the spirit,” means they have no holiness, no truth, and are without God. Their sin is against God, against truth — against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, which is truth, has left. They have replaced truth with a lie. Adam and Eve were the first to be separated from God. God has left all those who commit oral sex. When God leaves, truth leaves. They fell for a lie. They got burned.
Verse 23, “Save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” All those who sin the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah are in a fire. The flesh that has been spotted is often referred to as the spots of leprosy in both the Old and the New Testaments. We are instructed to save these people and to pull them out of the fire. When you see a gay parade, a gay wedding, a homosexual, or a heterosexual who commits unnatural sex do you see flames of fire? Put on your spiritual glasses, look again and you will see that they have fallen dead, are spotted, profane, without truth, tossed to and fro by a false doctrine, separated from God, and in a fire.
Speaking of spots? Several times I have heard a gay person accuse Jesus of being gay. There are many scriptures that would prove those words to be slander, primarily the truth that Jesus is a just person and would have been delivered with just Lot if placed in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. And the fact that in Hebrew 9 Verse 14 we are informed that Jesus will offer himself to God without spot. “Christ who offered himself without spot to God.” Jesus has no spots. Those given to unnatural sex have spots. Not only is Jesus without spot, He will build a church without spot or wrinkle as confirmed in Ephesians 5:27, “That he [Jesus] might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle…but that it should be holy and without blemish.” There will be no sexually perverse people in the church when the God of Jacob builds His church. To believe Jesus will include everyone is not true. He will include all those who turn from their wicked ways and make themselves clean and holy, but will not include the ones who remain wicked. Holy Christians are without spot. Holy Christians are without fornication.
We are instructed to pull them out of this fire right here on earth. When there are only a few humans left who were not deceived and the majority of the population of earth has been deceived, fire is everywhere. The human race got burned in our bargain with Satan. We received pain, sorrows, and spiritual death because of our spiritual rebellion. “The earth is defiled…because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth…therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left” (Isaiah 24:5-6). Only a few escape this fire. This is the only hell I can find in the Bible.
Worldwide salvation will come from the God of Jacob. “And it shall come to pass in the last days…the Lord’s house will be established…and many people will say, Come ye and let us go…to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:2-3). From this house built by the God of Jacob all people will learn the ways of God. Fornication will end.
The end of evil sex is the end of “the world.” “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau (the fornicators); and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s” (Obadiah 1:21). Judgment Day is for the correction of the fornicators (not for punishment) for they will see the advantage of not sinning. Jesus will command all men everywhere to repent. God overthrows Satan, for God comes to take back what belongs to him, the earth and all those who dwell on the earth. It will be a peaceful takeover of the mind. No violence. No literal fire. No physical death. No atomic war to demolish the earth. No one left behind.
*Word origin for the word fornication (porneioa).
The New Testament Greek Lexicon may be found at
This lexicon has been developed to aid the user in understanding the original text of the Greek Old and New Testaments. By using the Strong’s version of the King James Bible, a deeper knowledge, of the passage being studied, can be gained.
Strong’s Number: 4202 porneiða
Word Origin: from (4203)
Transliterated Word: Porneia
Phonetic Spelling: por-ni’-ah
Parts of Speech: Noun Feminine
Illicit (forbidden) sex, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals, etc.
However, before Jesus comes and the Day of Salvation dawns the Gentile world will grow to cover the earth and spiritual darkness will be everywhere. The fornicators will build the governments and the religions of the earth and be in control until the end of the age. We learn in Rev. 17:17 that God will give the sexually wicked to the beast, Satan, until the end. “For ® God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” The cross reference sends one to ® Rom. 1:26, to tell us who God gives to the beast until the end. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.” God gives the sexually defiant to Satan until the end. At the end, Babylon will be the name of their kingdom. Jesus will destroy Babylon.
Written by Marilyn Taplin
Author of: A Law from Eden, Solving the
Mystery of Original Sin