Jude concludes his brief warning epistle with a formal doxology [glory to God] that included a prayer for his readers. The Apostle Jude wanted to assure them of God’s ability to help them remain faithful in spite of the apostasy that threatened them. “The concluding doxology (vv. 24-25) is universally recognized as one of the […]
A critical question about the canonicity of Jude, considering that he seems to be quoting from the pseudepigraphal and 2nd century BC Book of Enoch… This is going to get a little technical, and I hope a real blessing in your understanding of the Bible and Jude.
There are certain foods and substances,that when taken into the mouth, instantly suck up the moisture and make you want to spit them out. The teaching and deeds of the apostate teachers are like that to the believer walking in the Spirit. In our passage today they and their deeds are compared to five things […]
Jude 11-13 What are the signature markers in the attitudes, actions and fruit (outcomes for them and those who follow) of apostate teachers? Can you see them coming, and if so, why should you stay away? What are their temporal impacts and their eternal destinies?How are they religious and yet cursed of God? V8, Woe […]
Jude 8-10 Jude has just laid out three lessons from three groups in history. 1) Israel, 2) certain fallen angels, and 3) Sodom and Gomorrah. Each followed their own desires, rebelled against the good authority of God in a key way, abandoned their assigned positions, and each experienced severe and pointed divine judgment. With that […]
Jude – the half-brother of Jesus has just told his readers to beware of certain licentious/sensual teachers who are creeping in among believers. In their teaching and acts, they effectively deny the inherent right of the risen Jesus to command them (and believers), and they deny his deity. The Lord is holy and sovereign and […]
Jude 1-4 If a book of the Bible were a boxer, then Jude is a small, but muscular fighter that punches far above his weight! Pithy and full of sharp jabs, it gets right to work protecting sound doctrine and godly practice. It shows us how to fight the good fight of the faith, and […]