Contenders for the Faith

Have you ever been in a situation where someone made a derogatory statement about Christianity, making you feel as if your faith was under attack? The Letter of Jude was written expressly to encourage the first century Christians to contend for their faith. “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once and for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3, emphasis mine). Jude appears alarmed about the threat that false teachers were posing to the Christian community. According to Jude, these false teachers were […]

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