Revelation - Ferrar Fenton Bible Translation page 1255

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1,,,4 REVELATION. I-4 warning, committed to apunishmcnt

8 cf perpetual fire. In the same way, most certainly, these dreamers also corrupt the body ; they despise govern-

9 ment; they libel authorities. But the nrchangel Michael, in his encounter with the Devil, when he judicially argued respecting the body of Moses, dared not indulge in an abusive de- The LOR1>

These, however, sneer at whatever they are not acquainted with ; but in whatever they physically understand, like irrational animals, in these they corrupt themselves. xx Woe to them! because they have marched the way of Cain, and with error they have rushed for the wages of Balaam, and shall perish in the

12 revolt of Korah. These, when they associate with you in your love-feasts are oEences, gorging themselves with- out reverence; rainless clouds, tossed about by the winds ; fruitless, autumn- withering trees, twice felled, up-

:3 rooted; _wild raging sea-waves, foam- :6 ing out their own disgrace ; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of dark- ness is reserved for ever. Respecting these, indeed, Enoch

, the seventh from Adam, also foretold, Behold, a Master will come with His holy myriads, to execute judgment upon all; and He will con- vict- all the impious of their impious actions of which they have been notoriously guilty, and for all the per- versities which impious sinners have uttered against I-lirn.?’ These are inveterate faulnlinders, proceeding i n accordance with their own in- ordinate desires; their mouth is full of arrogance; they are flattering admirers for the sake of gain. But you, friends, remember the

instructions which were previously uttered by the apostles of our Lord jesus Christ; how they told you that in the latter time scoffers should appear, seeking after their own im- pious passions. These are the agitators~·-sensual, not possessed of a soul. But you, friends, building up yourselves upon your most holy fih at, praying with a holy spirit, guard yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord jesus Christ in life eternal. Some indeed pity, with fear; some indeed reprove-—·-making a diderence; but pitying, save from the fire; hating even the clothing which has been polluted with sensuality. Now to Him Who is able to guard

you from stumbling, and to support you blameless before the presence of His majesty with exquisite delight, to the only God our Saviour, honour, majesty, dominion, and might, before all time, now, and throughout all the ages, through jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ¥7 18 20 21 22

(This letter was written in Palestine

probabty about the year 65 or 66 mu. The A postle Peter. evidently had either read it, or had a copy before him when pruning his own second Letter.)


Jour: rn? nxvms iulruburtinn. HE Revelation of jesus Christ, yvhich___God granted to Him

to inform His servants what must speedily happen; and He communi- cated it by sending through His M essenger to His servant ]ohr1: who gave testimony ofthe message of God, d anthe evidence of jesus Christ, hih wcthings he had seen. Happy are the reader and the hearers of this prophecy who observe its records: f or the time is at hand ! Greeting in the Assemblies in Qaia-Minor. ]ohn to the seven assemblies which 4 are in Asia—Minor: Blessing and peace to you from the One Whois, and Who was, and Who comes; and from the 1255

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