Jude Bible Study
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Author: Jude 1 identifies the author of the Book of Jude as Jude, a brother of James. This likely refers to Jesus’ half-brother Jude, as Jesus also had a half-brother named James (Matthew 13:55). Jude likely does not identify himself as a brother of Jesus out of humility and reverence for Christ.
Date of Writing: The Book of Jude is closely related to the book of 2 Peter predominantly rebuking false teaching that abounds in these last days. The Book of Jude was written somewhere between A.D. 60 and 80.
Purpose of Writing: The Book of Jude is an important book for us today because it is written for the end times, for the end of the church age. The church age began at the Day of Pentecost. Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy and rebukes the professing lukewarm “Christians” that abound today. Jude writes that evil works are the evidence of apostasy. He admonishes us to contend for the faith, for there are tares among the wheat. False prophets are in the church and the saints are in danger. Jude is a small but important book worthy of study, written for the true Christian of today.
Jud 1:1 “Jude, the SERVANT of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that ARE SANCTIFIED by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Jud 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, BE MULTIPLIED.
Judgment on False Teachers
Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that YE SHOULD EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH WHICH WAS ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS. (THE CALL OF EVERY CHRISTIAN IS TO WITNESS TO OTHERS AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY THEY HAVE. OF COURSE THERE IS A DIFFERENT ROLE FOR MEN (PASTORS, ELDERS, EVANGELISTS, ETC) AND WOMEN (BEING AN EXAMPLE TO AND TEACHING OTHER WOMEN HOW TO LIVE FOR CHRIST, BEING SHAMEFACEDNESS, MODEST, ETC, TRAINING UP CHILDREN IN THE LORD, SUPPORTING THEIR HUSBAND, ETC).
Jud 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained (SPOKEN OF BEFORE) to this condemnation, UNGODLY MEN, turning the grace of our God into LASCIVIOUSNESS (A LICENSE TO SIN), and DENYING THE LORD GOD, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (THESE WOLVES PREACH A LUKEWARM, EAR TICKLING, FALSE HYPER “GRACE” MESSAGE THAT KEEPS THOSE WITH “ITCHING EARS” IN BONDAGE TO SIN JUST LIKE THEY ARE. THEY PREACH NOT THE TRUE GOSPEL”GO AN SIN NO MORE” AND PREACH THE DAMNABLE LIE OF UNCONDITIONAL IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS TELLING THE DAMNED IN THE PEWS THAT THEIR SINFUL LIFE IS “COVERED BY JESUS”…. WICKED)!
Jud 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt (ONCE SAVED), afterward DESTROYED THEM that believed not. (THEN DAMNED TO HELL – Because they neither believed his word, nor were obedient to his commands).
Jud 1:6 And THE ANGELS which kept not their first estate (IN HEAVEN), but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in EVERLASTING CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS unto the JUDGMENT of the great day. (A MOST POWERFUL REBUKE TO THE “I SIN EVERYDAY” LIARS! WE CLEARLY SEE HUMANS ARE “MADE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS” IN HEBREWS 2:7 “Thou madest him (JESUS) a little LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands”. HOW MUCH CLEAR SCRIPTURE DOES ONE NEED TO REBUKE THE DAMNED UNCONDITIONAL “ETERNAL SECURITY” LIE? 1st Peter 4:18 “And if the RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND SINNER APPEAR?” THE “SINNERS PRAYER” HAS AND CONTINUES TO DAMN MULTITUDES OF PROFESSING “CHRISTIANS” TO HELL).
Jud 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh (THE VILE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY), are set forth FOR AN EXAMPLE, SUFFERING the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE. (ALL SIN IS FILTHY TO A HOLY GOD BUT THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY IS EXTREMELY GRIEVOUS AND THE OFFENDER WILL BE MET WITH GREAT ETERNAL PUNISHMENT FOR GOING AGAINST GOD’S HOLY COMMANDMENTS. 1st Corinthians 6:17-20 “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication SINNETH AGAINST HIS OWN BODY. 19 What? know ye not that YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT which is in you, which ye have of God, and YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN? 20 For ye are BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, WHICH ARE GOD’S.”)
Jud 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (These wicked false teachers and their followers were/are as unbelieving and disobedient as the Israelites in the wilderness, as rebellious against the authority of God as the fallen angels, and as impure and unholy as the Sodomites; and that consequently they must expect similar punishment.)
Jud 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (“DID NOT BRING A RAILING ACCUSATION”… MEANING MICHAEL HAD REVERENCE FOR SATAN’S FORMER DIGNITY IN HEAVEN-SEE LAST VERSE. GOD WILL BE THE FINAL JUDGE AS WRITTEN – FURTHER, RAILING IS SIN…EVEN AGAINST THE MOST WICKED).
Jud 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts (IRRATIONAL ANIMALS – WHO ARE BEHIND “99%” OF THE PULPITS TODAY), in those things they corrupt themselves. (AND THEY CORRUPT THE HEARERS SITTING IN THE PEWS WHO TOGETHER INDULGE IN THE LUKEWARM “GOSPEL” THAT DOES NOT SAVE. ALL WHO PRESCRIBE TO THESE FALSE TEACHERS AND THEIR CIRCUS ACTS OF “CONTEMPORARY cHRISTIAN MUSIC, “SMALL GROUPS” THAT ENTERTAIN THE FLESH, ETC ARE “CONDEMNED ALREADY” JOHN 3:17-20).
Jud 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (JESUS REBUKE WHOLE CITIES THAT DID NOT REPENT FROM THEIR SINS. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES OR EXCEPTIONS TO HIS HOLY JUDGMENT- Matthew 11:21-24 “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, THEY WOULD HAVE REPENTED LONG AGO IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES. 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven (MEANING THEY WERE ESPECIALLY FAVORED WITH GODLY INSTRUCTION AS JESUS SPENT MUCH TIME THERE EARLY IN HIS MINISTRY- THEY CLEARLY HEARD THE GOSPEL, SAW MIRACLES, WERE PROSPEROUS AND REJECTED THE TRUTH), shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say unto you, That IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE for the land of SODOM in the day of JUDGMENT, than for thee.”)
Jud 1:12 These are spots (HIDDEN ROCKS – STUMBLING BLOCKS THAT HELP SHIPWRECK THE HEARER) in your feasts of charity (AN ANCIENT TRADITION – LITERALLY A LOVE MEAL WITH BRETHREN), when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear (OF GOD): clouds they are without water (UTTERLY USELESS – MOST WOLVES ARE EFFEMINATE WRETCHES WHICH THE PEW WARMERS LOVE), carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit (NO OR FALSE GODLY WORKS IN VAIN), twice dead, plucked up by the roots; (A MOST DAMNING DEPICTION OF SO MANY IN TIMES PAST AND EXCEEDINGLY TODAY- MEANING DEAD IN SIN FROM WHICH THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN FREED FROM BY RECEIVING THE GRACE OF GOD AND BY PRODUCING GOOD FRUITS (WORKS MEET FOR REPENTANCE). THEY ARE NOW COMPLETELY DEAD (APOSTATIZED) AND LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN THAT DEATH BECAUSE THEY ARE “PLUCKED UP BY THEIR ROOTS” OF FAITH AND LOVE BEING NO LONGER FIXED IN JESUS. I WILL ADD WE ARE IN THE GREAT “FALLING AWAY” RIGHT NOW – 2nd Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”).
Jud 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to WHOM IS RESERVED THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOREVER. (WHERE WAILING WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH SHALL NEVER CEASE).
Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jud 1:15 TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT UPON ALL, and to convince ALL THAT ARE UNGODLY among them of ALL THEIR UNGODLY DEEDS which THEY HAVE ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (WOE TO ALL THOSE WHO TELL TRUE CHRISTIANS “DO NOT JUDGE” FOR HOW IS A CHRISTIAN SUPPOSED TO CALL A SINNER OUT OF SIN INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT IF THEY CAN’T INSPECT (JUDGE) THE PERSON BY THEIR “FRUIT” MEANING WORKS? A CHRISTIAN HATES THEIR NEIGHBOUR LEST THEY SUFFER (ALLOW) NOT SIN AND REBUKE THEM – Leviticus 19:17 “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise REBUKE THY NEIGHBOUR, and NOT SUFFER SIN UPON HIM.”)
Jud 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts (WALKING IN WILLFUL SIN AGAINST A HOLY GOD); and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. (HOW PERFECTLY DOES THIS EXPLAIN THE “SAVED SINNER” THAT SITS IN THE PEWS IN THEIR FILTH AND LOVE OF $$$… THEIR LIVES ARE NOT A LIFE OF SACRIFICE, SUFFERING AND SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD AS IT IS WITH THE TRUE CHRISTIAN. THEY ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE WORLD AS THEY EITHER NEVER LEFT IT (WERE NEVER SAVED IN THE 1ST PLACE) OR WERE ONCE SAVED AND APOSTATIZED).
A Call to Persevere
Jud 1:17 But, beloved, REMEMBER ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; (INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING THE CORRUPT TEACHERS IN THE MAJORITY OF THE “CHURCHES” TODAY, FOLLOW THE TEACHINGS AND THE DOCTRINE JESUS AND THE APOSTLES HAVE SAID. FIND ONE OF THE FEW FELLOWSHIPS (LOCAL BODY OF BELIEVERS, A TRUE CHURCH WHICH “CONTENDS FOR THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS”).
Jud 1:18 How that they told you there should be MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME (WHICH IS NOW), who should walk AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS. (HOW FITTING IS THIS FOR THE FALSE CHRISTIANS TODAY WHO SPIT IN THE FACE OF JESUS AND TRAMPLE HIS BLOOD BY “SINNING EVERYDAY”).
Jud 1:19 These be they who separate themselves (FROM TRUE CHRISTIANS AND DESPISE THE TRUTH), sensual (WALKING IN THE FLESH), having not the Spirit. (THEY “GO TO CHURCH” AND HAVE A “FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENY THE POWER THEROF”).
Jud 1:20 But ye, beloved (TRUE CHRISTIAN), BUILDING UP YOURSELVES ON THE MOST HOLY FAITH, praying in the HOLY SPIRIT, (MEANING WITH THE WISDOM OF HE WHO LIVES IN YOU WILL BE PRESENT WHEN YOU PRAY – NOT THE “TONGUE” BABBLING SO MANY FALSELY BELIEVE… THAT IS NOT FROM JESUS).
Jud 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God (BY “BUILDING UP YOURSELVES IN THE MOST HOLY FAITH), LOOKING for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: (OF COURSE EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS COMPASSION ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF EXHORTING ONE TO SALVATION, THIS IS SPEAKING TO THOSE WHO ARE APOSTATE SO “COMPASSION” MEANS IN A MILDER AND GENTLER WAY, STILL WITH A JEALOUS FEAR, LEST YOURSELVES BE INFECTED WITH THE DISEASE YOU ENDEAVOUR TO CURE)
Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. (THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS SO NOT READ “WITH FEAR”… THEY ALSO HAVE A THIRD CLASS “AND OTHERS COMPASSIONATE WITH (IN) FEAR”. THREE KINDS OF PATIENTS (SINNERS) REQUIRE THREE KINDS OF MEDICAL TREATMENT (WHICH INCLUDE REBUKING/EXHORTATION, PLEADING WITH,ARGUING, COMPELLING,ETC. THE GREEK WORD FOR “SAVE” MEANS “TRY TO SAVE”).
Jud 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, (GOD WILL NEVER LEAD YOU TO SIN… AS LONG AS YOU ABIDE/OBEY, HE WILL HELP YOU ALONG THE WAY. PLEASE NOTE THE FALSE “GRACE” TEACHERS WILL TELL YOU NO MATTER HOW YOU LIVE ON EARTH, AS LONG AS YOU “ACCEPTED JESUS IN YOUR HEART” YOU ARE “SAVED FOREVER” AKA “ETERNALLY SECURE”… THIS IS BLASPHEMY AND FIRST REBUKE (AND PRAY THEY HUMBLY REPENT OF THIS HERESY, IF NOT AFTER A FEW EXHORTATIONS, THEN RUN FROM SUCH DECEIVERS AS THEY WILL DRAG YOU TO HELLFIRE. James 1:13-16 “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away(FROM THE FAITH) BY HIS OWN LUST, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth SIN: and SIN, when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH. 16 Do not err(DO NOT SIN), my beloved brethren.” ).
Jud 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”