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The Epistle of Jude part 2

The Epistle of Jude part 2



The second part of our study

The second part of our study



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    • The Epistle of Jude
      Part 2 – May 12th 2010
      Laindon Bible Class
    • Background and introduction (:1-2)
      The call to contend for the faith (:3-16)
      How we should contend (:17-25)
      What we can learn from Jude
      The Epistle of Jude
    • The Epistle of Jude
    • The Epistle of Jude
      Jude verses 3-16
    • :3 Jude’s motivation
      :4 The false teachers
      :5-11 Historic examples:
      Children of Israel
      Korah Dathan & Abiram
      Sodom & Gomorrah
      Rebuilding of the temple
      Cain, Balaam & Korah
      The Epistle of Jude
      :3-11 Our study so far
    • “These are spots” [‘spilas’ – hidden rocks or reefs in the sea cf 1 Timothy 1:19]
      “...in your feasts of charity [‘agapai’ love feasts, a communal meal], when they feast with you [carouse RSV], feeding [shepherding cf 1 Peter 5:2-3] themselves without fear [‘aphobos’ shameless, without conscience]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :12-13 Six metaphors
    • “..clouds without water [promising refreshing rain cf Deuteronomy 32:2 but produce nothing], carried about of winds [conforming to popular desires];”
      “...trees whose fruit withereth [trees in autumn, fruitless], without fruit, twice dead [two full cycles cf two judgements], plucked up by the roots [shall be]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :12-13 Six metaphors
    • “Raging waters of the sea [cf Isaiah 57:20], foaming out their own shame [casting up foam and debris of their own making];”
      “...wandering stars [not of a fixed position], to whom is reserved [‘tereo’]the blackness of darkness for ever [their light to be extinguished cf 2 Peter 2:17].”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :12-13 Six metaphors
    • The Epistle of Jude
    • “And Enoch [means: dedicated or initiated] also, the seventh [completeness]from Adam [Enoch removed from evil – Genesis 5:24],”
      “...prophesied of these [these false teachers], saying, Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints [God will manifest himself in the saints (sanctified ones – ‘hagiais’)],”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :14 Enoch preached separation
    • “To execute judgement [‘krisis’ the process of judgement] upon all”
      “...and to convince [to convict thoroughly]all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly [‘asebes’]deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches [‘skleros’ – rough, dry, harsh] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him [opposing Yahweh].”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :15 Judgement on the ungodly
    • “These are murmurers [‘gongusmos’ cf Children of Israel LXX], complainers, [complaining of their lot] walking after their own lusts[longing for what is forbidden];”
      “...and their mouth speaketh great swelling [‘huperogkos’ – puffed up, boastful cf 2 Peter 2:18] words, having men’s persons in admiration [flattering] because of advantage [gain].”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :16 Character of false teachers
    • The Epistle of Jude
      Jude verses 17-25
    • “But beloved, [Jude’s appeal]”
      “...remember [get back to the words of the true apostles cf 2 Peter – remember/ mindful x4] ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ [what did they say?]”
      “How they told [‘lego’ – the substance of their words] you there should be mockers [scoffers, immature, irresponsible] in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts [repetition of :16]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :17-18 Recognise it is foretold
    • “These [false teachers] be they who separate [‘apodiorizo’ – to mark off, distinguish spiritual v unspiritual] themselves [not in original],”
      “...sensual [‘psuchikos’ – relating to natural man], having not the spirit [‘pneuma’ – not spiritual].”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :19 State of the false teachers
    • “But ye, beloved [‘agapetos’ – Jude’s third appeal]”
      “...building up [‘epoikodomeo’ – to build on the foundation that has been laid cf Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 3:10-12,14; Ephesians 2:20 & Colossians 2:7 = total 8] yourselves [every individual] on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit [praying guided by God’s word]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :20-21 What we must do
    • “Keep [‘tereo’] yourselves [personal responsibility] in the love of God [we must make our dwelling place the love of God, cf goodness and severity of God]”
      “...looking for [to, or towards his coming] the mercy [‘eleos’ cf :2] of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life [the great goal of the disciple of Christ]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :20-21 What we must do
    • The Epistle of Jude
    • “And of some have compassion [‘eleeo’ from ‘eleos’ – mercy cf “blessed are the merciful”], making a difference [who are in doubt RV; Moffat “have mercy on the waverers”]:
      And others [but some] save [recover] with fear [intense fear of danger, ready to flee], pulling them [snatch] out of the fire; hating even the garment [‘chiton’ – cf seamless garment of the High Priest – the body of Christ] spotted by the flesh [coming too close can pollute].
      The Epistle of Jude
      :22-23 Do for others
    • The Epistle of Jude
    • “Now unto him [to Yahweh we must turn] that is able to keep you [guard] from falling [stumbling – Rotherham, surefooted],”
      “...and to present you [cause to stand] faultless [without blemish RV] before the presence of his glory [in the presence of Christ who will manifest God’s glory] with exceeding joy,”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :24-25 The role of Yahweh
    • “To the only wise [wise – not in original] God our Saviour” [“Unto God alone our Saviour” – Rotherham]
      “...be glory [God manifest cf 2 Peter 3:18, worthy of praise] and majesty [greatness, dignity], dominion [manifested power] and power [authority, freedom of action], both now and ever [throughout all the ages – Diaglott]. Amen [so be it]”
      The Epistle of Jude
      :24-25 The role of Yahweh
    • We too are in the last days
      We too share that sin’s flesh that can so easily lead us astray
      We live in a society very much like it was in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah
      We too have been warned of error and corruption in the household of faith
      The Epistle of Jude
      Learning from Jude
    • We too must be on the look out for these problems
      We too, therefore, must deal with this situation as and when it arises
      We must do our utmost to recover any of our brethren who are wavering
      We too must contend for the faith and are required to separate from persistent error
      The Epistle of Jude
      Learning from Jude
    • We can put our trust in God and his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is able to cause us to stand without blemish before the glory of God
      “Wherefore he [Jesus] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
      The Epistle of Jude
      Learning from Jude