Contend Earnestly for the Faith (Jude 3-4)

Contend Earnestly for the Faith (Jude 3-4)

Jude 3-4

I. Priorities and balance

    A. Jude’s desired focus: “our common salvation”
    B. What was really needed at that moment: “contend earnestly for the faith”
    C. “The faith” is the singular system of faith (Ephesians 4:5)

II. The finality of God’s Word

    A. “Once for all delivered” – no additions or modifications (Galatians 1:6-9)
    B. Culture does not determine truth (Galatians 1:11)

III. Dangers of false teachers

    A. “Crept in unnoticed” (2 Timothy 3:6; Galatians 2:4; 2 Peter 2:1)
    B. “Marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men” – not the specific individuals, but the character of the person was foretold (Acts 20:29-30; 2 Timothy 3:1-7; 4:3-4)
    C. “Who turn the grace of our God into lewdness” (Romans 5:20-6:2)
    D. “Deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” – denial can come by word or deed (1 John 2:4)

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