.Jude did not mince his words when he uses various examples to illustrate the consequences of rebellion and sin, which will definitely incur God’s judgment:
-False teachers who pervert God’s grace and deny Christ
-Homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah
-Cain—sin of murder
-Balaam—greed for material gain
-Korah—rebellion against God’s appointed authority
Even if the sinful and rebellious manage to escape judgment while they are on earth, there will be a final judgment awaiting them (Revelation 21:8).
God keeps us in the faith but we too have to play our part.
- Build ourselves in the faith (Jude 1:20-21).
- Contend for the faith (Jude 1:3).
- Snatch from fire (judgment) those who have been deceived or have backslided (Jude 1:23). After all, we are our brother’s keeper, unlike Cain’s attitude.
- God saves us but we need to persevere in the faith lest we are destroyed like the Exodus crowd—who were saved but later destroyed (Jude 1:5).
Once Saved, Always Saved (OSAS) premise.
it focuses on what God can do for believers and downplays human responsibility.
end times when we have many false teachers who pervert the grace of God and lead
believers along the path of destructive heresy.
** This post is mainly based on the book of Jude.
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