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The Book of: Jude

We are about to start our study in one of the shortest books in the Bible known as the Epistle of Jude. Jude is short for Judas. This man was brother to James and therefore half-brother to Jesus. This is a general epistle to all Christians.

After opening with a greeting in the first two verses Jude reminds all of his readers of the only salvation that is available to mankind through Jesus Christ, and then exhorts them to be prepared to defend the Word of God as it has been given to us.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 001)  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: 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 002)  Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 003)  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. 

Starting in verse 4 he issues another warning as we've seen recently in other epistles concerning false teachers. He goes on with the history lesson saying that these people know this history but he feels he must remind them of it.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 004)  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. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 005)  I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 006)  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 007)  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 008)  Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 

In verses 9 and 14 he uses two stories from two books that are not considered to be scripture. This takes nothing away from the truthfulness of the facts that Jude is referring to.

He reminds again of the coming judgment and the fact that at the end time there will be scoffers.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 009)  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. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 010)  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. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 011)  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 012)  These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 013)  Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 014)  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 015)  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. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 016)  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. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 017)  But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 018)  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 019)  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 

In verse 20 we are told to build ourselves up in the faith praying in the spirit. We're admonished to keep ourselves in the middle of the love of God and his mercy.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 020)  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 021)  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 

In verses 22 and 23 that we must deal with some people with love and compassion and with others in a more firm and positive fashion.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 022)  And of some have compassion, making a difference: 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 023)  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 

He now closes his book with a benediction and a blessing from God.

(chpt:  1 Vs: 024)  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 

(chpt:  1 Vs: 025)  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. 

We finish his book and will now move on to the last book that we will look at in the New Testament which will be the book to the Hebrews. Again we invite you to go along with us.

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