Friday, February 10, 2012

Faithful Friday Faves: Jude

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Wow.  Jude.  The end is near.  In more ways than one.

It's interesting that Jude speaks of the apostasy of the end times; observing the seeds of such apostasy even in his own day.  From the beginning of the spread of the Gospel, there were those who wanted to twist it to suit their own agendas.  He warns his readers to beware of such folks, who claim affinity with the followers of Christ but do not follow His teachings, even to the point of denying the unique sovereignty and lordship of Jesus.

Sounds pretty current, doesn't it?  Jude's instructions to true believers dealing with such issues still holds for us today:

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.  Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.  Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear -- hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.  -- Jude 20-23


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