“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:4 There are certain men crept in, who were of old described before - Even as early as Enoch; of whom it was foretold, that by their wilful sins they would incur this condemnation. Turning the grace of God - Revealed in the gospel. Into lasciviousness - Into an occasion of more abandoned wickedness.
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares. Men who have crept in without their character being understood. Who were before of old ordained. Whose coming was predicted and whose lives were placed under condemnation. See Jude 1:14 and also Jude 1:17. To this condemnation. This condemnation which comes on all the ungodly. Turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness. Of the gospel, instead of self-restraint they live lascivious lives. The warrant for this was found in "the freedom of the children of God". From the very times of the apostles there have been Antinomians who have held that what was sin to others might be permitted to the sanctified. They asserted that the Spirit was not defiled by the sins of the body. Denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. "Lord God" is not found in the best MS. Their denial of Christ was a denial that he had come in the flesh. These sectaries held that the flesh was wholly sinful.