The Berean Expositor
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who have aionian life abide, and by the discernment given them they are kept from the
lie, the Antichristian denial, and are exhorted to keep themselves from idols.
The last reference of all, Jude 21, will be found to have a context similar to the epistle
of John. Denial of the Lord (verse 4) caused the apostle to write in haste (verse 3), and
he immediately draws upon the portion of O.T. history that is the basis of the epistle to
the Hebrews.
"I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the
Lord, having SAVED the people out of the land of Egypt, afterwards DESTROYED
them that believed not" (verse 5).
John had said, "It is the last hour". Jude reminds his readers that "there should be
mockers in the last time", and in vivid contrast places the saints of God, building up
themselves on their most holy faith, and praying in the Holy Spirit. To these he says,
"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto
aionian life".
These words constitute the last occurrence of aionian life. We most earnestly ask our
readers to weigh over all the passages, and to take notice of all the conditions attaching to
the subject. The object of the papers will be attained if the reader is stirred up to try the
things that differ, and to give an unbiased consideration to all the phases of the subject.
Many be led on in their studies to see that they have been calling the highest glories of
the One Body by a term that has confused them. May we all rejoice in "Christ Who is
our life", and look forward to that day of manifestation "in glory".