Contending for the Faith
Contending for the Faith
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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.

Lessons with Similar Topics

Other Lessons by George Stiekes

The Prayers of Habakkuk
The Prayers of Nehemiah
The Theology of Prayer
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Blessed Are the Merciful
Blessed Are The Meek - 2

Other Lessons in Jude

Historic Examples of Apostasy
The War Against Apostasy