The little book of Jude is very challenging for our day. It addresses the problems that the world is dealing.
Today we will look at contending for the faith.
Contend for the faith (verses 1-4)
1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 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.
Jude exhorts the believers to “contend for the faith” because “ungodly men denied the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is very prevalent today. Men and women are denying Jesus Christ. We as believers in Jesus Christ must correct the errors of the false teachers. That entails knowing our Bible and using it to refute the heresies being communicated.
If we fail to act, Satan wins. If the false teachers can distract, get people to believe half truths, or just outright lies, Satan wins. WHY? Those of us who have the correct answers fail to communicate it to our friends, families, and world around us.
CONTEND FOR THE FAITH!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001