The Book of Jude

The Book of Jude This smallest book of the New Testament is also, in many ways, the most provocative. The Epistle of Jude is a tiny book, tragically neglected by students, yet overflowing with fascinating Old Testament references and allusions: lessons from Israel in the Wilderness, the angels that sinned, the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah, Michael and Satan's contention over the body of Moses, and other insights from Cain, Balaam, Continue Reading

Jude 1:15-25; Exhortation to the Faithful; Conclusion: Judgment; Unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. A.D. 66

Jude 15-25 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which Continue Reading

Jude 1:8-14; A Charge against deceivers: Filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities; Michael, the Archangel contending with the devil. A.D. 66

Jude 8-14 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe Continue Reading

Jude 1:3-7; Common Salvation: Contend for the faith; Ungodly men turning the grace of God into lasciviousness; The angels which kept not their first estate. A.D. 66

Jude 3-7 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 Continue Reading

Jude 1:1-2; Apostolic Benediction: We have an account of the penman of this Epistle, Jude. A.D. 66

Jude Chapter 1 ________________________________________ We have here, I. An account of the penman of this epistle, a character of the church, the blessings and privileges of that happy society, ver. 1, 2. II. The occasion of writing this epistle, ver. 3. III. A character of evil and perverse men, who had already sprung up in that infant state of the church, and would be succeeded by others of the like evil spirit and temper in after-times, ver. Continue Reading