Denunciation of partiality in Scripture is a prominent theme of true justice both in the OT and NT. You cannot call it justice if you teach the church to be partial. Jude 1:16 defines partiality simply as "showing favoritism to gain advantage." It is a mark of false teachers. 1/
It is one of many godless characteristics:
Jud 1:4 "For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ"; 2/
Jud 1:8 "...these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones"
Jud 1:10 "...blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively" 3/
Jud 1:12  These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; 4/
Jud 1:13  wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever; 5/
Jud 1:16  These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage; 6/
Jud 1:18-19 'They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions." It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.'
Their condemnation is just and, if continued, evidence of a lack of regeneration (1:19).
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