Jude Epistle of
Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“The author was “Judas, the brother of James” the Less (Jude” “1:1), called also Lebbaeus (Matt. 10:3) and Thaddaeus (Mark” “3:18). The genuineness of this epistle was early questioned, and” doubts regarding it were revived at the time of the Reformation; but the evidences in support of its claims are complete. It has all the marks of having proceeded from the writer whose name it bears. “There is nothing very definite to determine the time and place at which it was written. It was apparently written in the later “period of the apostolic age, for when it was written there were” persons still alive who had heard the apostles preach (ver. 17). “It may thus have been written about A.D. 66 or 70, and” apparently in Palestine. “The epistle is addressed to Christians in general (ver. 1), and its design is to put them on their guard against the misleading efforts of a certain class of errorists to which they were “exposed. The style of the epistle is that of an “impassioned” “invective, in the impetuous whirlwind of which the writer is” “hurried along, collecting example after example of divine” “vengeance on the ungodly; heaping epithet upon epithet, and” “piling image upon image, and, as it were, labouring for words” and images strong enough to depict the polluted character of the licentious apostates against whom he is warning the Church; “returning again and again to the subject, as though all language” “was insufficient to give an adequate idea of their profligacy,” and to express his burning hatred of their perversion of the “doctrines of the gospel.” “The striking resemblance this epistle bears to 2 Peter suggests the idea that the author of the one had seen the epistle of the other. “The doxology with which the epistle concludes is regarded as the finest in the New Testament.
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