Sunday School, October 25, 2015
While the book of Acts is referred to as the Acts of the Apostles, Jude could easily be called the Acts of the Apostates. Jude did not begin his epistle this way. He started out to encourage the saints by writing about the salvation he shared with them. Perhaps while addressing his letter, he was reminded of a most difficult situation in the church and sensed the necessity of warning the saints of apostasy that had crept into the church and exhorting them to contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. An ungodly element had made their way into the church and were turning the grace of God into promiscuity and denying Jesus Christ. Jude concludes his epistle by recognizing the only wise God and Savior Who was able to protect the saints from succumbing to this evil influence.