Jude continues to reveal how God has dealt with sinners in the past.
He will avenge the creepers.
We saw that God has kept some angels in eternal bonds under darkness…
And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
Now, the rest of the sentence/thought…
just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them,
since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
“in the same way…”
Jude associates the sin of the angels with the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We know the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.
And the LORD said,
“The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
and they called to Lot and said to him,
“Where are the men who came to you tonight?
Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.”
The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was homosexuality.
Going after “strange flesh”.
Man with man.
Woman with woman.
The Lord says to not do such…
‘If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman,
both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.
Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions;
for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Both, the angels and Sodom and Gomorrah, went after strange flesh.
What did the angels do?
It is this…
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land,
and daughters were born to them,
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful;
and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days,
and also afterward,
when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men,
and they bore children to them.
Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Rebellious sons of God (“angels&rdquo co-habitated with human women.
Out of their domain.
The Lord judged.
The Lord will judge the creepers.
One last thought.
Many creepers also physically go after “strange flesh”…becoming more and more apparent.