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What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Jude? A Bible Study
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for [ a ] Jesus Christ:. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted —twice dead. All rights reserved worldwide. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus.
Judah, one of Jesus' half brothers, wrote the book of Jude to Messianic believers who were familiar with Old Testament scriptures and Jewish literature. He uses these texts to refute corrupt teachers who lived immoral lives. Judah illustrate God's judgment on rebellion, but he warns against rebels corrupting other people. He then challenges the church to contend for the faith and stay faithful to God. As God's new temple, believers must build their lives on the core message of Jesus and then pray, love and obey. Their lives must reflect their faith because God's grace through Jesus demands a whole-life response that includes moral living.
These letters are so called because they are addressed to the universal Church in general, and not to a specific community, such as St. Paul to the Romans. Tradition tells us this letter was written by St. Jude Thaddeus, one of the twelve Apostles and the brother of St. James the Less.
Book of Jude Explained. Go To Jude Index. As the fourth shortest New Testament book Philemon, 2 John and 3 John are shorter , Jude is the last of 8 general epistles. Jude does not quote the Old Testament directly, but there are at least 9 obvious allusions to it. Several lines of thought lead to this conclusion:.