JUDE TOTAL CHAPTERS: 1
JUDE TOTAL VERSES: 25
TOTAL WORDS: 613
DATE WRITTEN: 70 – 80 AD
Defense Of The Cause. Warnings against Deceivers. Warning against False Teachers.
Jude, Believers in the gospel.
BOOK OF JUDE KEY VERSES:
1:3: Although I was anxious to write you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.
1:18: In the last days there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.
1:19: These are men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
1:24: To Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy
1:25: To the only God our Savior be glory majesty and power and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever more! Amen.
Jude is the author of the last book of this section of the New Testament. Before Judas Iscariot betrayal, Judas was a very popular name among the Jews for two reasons number one Judas is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Judah and secondly, Judas Maccabaeus was the name of a very famous Jewish revolutionary warrior who fought against the Greeks in the 2nd century BC. In the New Testament, we can see that there are eight different men named Juda like Judas Iscariot, Judas son or brother of James, Judas of Galilee, Judas of Damascus and Judas Barsabbaas. Also, verse 17 of the book of Jude appears to mean that the writer was not an apostle. An essential hint to the writer’s identity is given in the first verse when he says he is the brother of James which possibly pointed to James, the brother of Jesus. As there are references in the Gospels that Jesus had siblings, although they were half-siblings, but four brothers were named in Matthew out of those one is James. We know from Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3 that not only did Jesus have a brother named James but also one named Judas/Jude. The letter of Jude is much similar to Peter-2 especially Jude 3-18 and 2 Peter 2:1-18. It is probable that any of them found that a part of others epistle expressed his ideas so well that he modified it somewhat and inserted it in his own letter. The Book of Jude is an excellent book for believers of today as it is composed for the end times of the Church Age. The Church Age started on the Day of Pentecost. Jude is the single book assigned solely to the great apostasy and warns its readers against the dangers of apostasy, and points to the faithlessness of the Israelites as a reminder of God’s judgment. This letter also warns of the threat of the false teachers who have crept into the newly converted Christians. False teachers were trying to mislead the first-century Christians by denying many things including the true humanity of Jesus Christ. It further outlines the past judgments upon evil men who forsook the Word of God by giving references to the exodus, angels, Sodom and Gomorrah, Cain and Korah.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1: Contending for the Faith. Apostates: Past And Present. Michael’s dispute with the Devil. Watch out for the people who creep in and try to corrupt the original teaching. Keep yourselves in God’s love. And keep yourselves, and recover others out of the snares of those deceivers.