This is an in-depth study on Jude, which was written to refute the teachings of false teachers that have infiltrated the church and are leading the believers astray into a false gospel. This study is 3.5 hours long (recorded in 2016). This is worth 1 Bible CEU along with the 2 Peter study.

 

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Jude 1
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35:01 min
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Jude 2-4
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21:57 min
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Jude 5-6
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33:43 min
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Jude 7
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Jude 8-10
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Jude 11
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Jude 12-13
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Jude 14-23
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The letter of Jude begins with the author expressing his desire to talk about how amazing is the salvation that they have in common, but upon hearing of the false teachers that have infiltrated the church, he has to shift gears. The letter is an impassioned plea to resist the false doctrines of the vile and corrupt teachings of false teachers and to return to the salvation message that was originally preached to them.

The letter of Jude is a letter intended to encourage the believers to ground their faith in the written documents of the growing church, rather than listen to the corrupted gospel of the false teachers. The letter of Jude illustrates the necessity of clinging to the authority of scripture as opposed to those who claim to be prophets.

The opponents that Jude is refuting are antinomian in their theology (Rom. 3:8; 6:1, 15; Gal. 5:13), which means that they misunderstand the grace of God in Christ (Jude 4) as deliverance from external moral constraints. God’s grace for the believers through Jesus Christ is, they believe, so great that they can live however they want and be free from condemnation. Therefore, they reject all moral authority including the Law of Moses (Jude 8-10) and of Christ (Jude 4, 8), even though they claim to be followers of Christ. So the one who possesses the Spirit (Jude 19) becomes the only judge of his own actions (Jude 9), subject to no authority.