The little book of Jude is very challenging for our day. It addresses the problems that the world is dealing.
“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.” (Jude 3)
The author Jude was the brother of James, so both were half-brothers of the Lord Jesus, sons of Mary and Joseph. Both modestly called themselves “servants (slaves) of Jesus Christ.
Jude warns Christians of false teachers and urges his readers to “contend for the faith,” reminding them that after delivering Israel, God destroyed those who had not believed that the fallen are reserved for judgment; that Sodom and Gomorrah were punished; and that judgments will come upon railers and “filthy dreamers.” He quoted prophecy from Enoch regarding Christ’s return to reign and how He will bring judgment.
False teachers are everywhere. They are in the pulpits, on television, in schools, universities, and every community. They are trying to tear down the message of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension up to Heaven. They deny Christ’s blood paid the penalty for our sins. They deny we are sinners. And the list goes on. If what someone tells you does not agree with the Bible, it is wrong.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001