Books similar to The Epistles of James, Peter and Jude
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for [ a ] Jesus Christ:. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
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What Is the Book of Jude All About?
These letters are so called because they are addressed to the universal Church in general, and not to a specific community, such as St. Paul to the Romans. Tradition tells us this letter was written by St. Jude Thaddeus, one of the twelve Apostles and the brother of St. James the Less.
Judah, one of Jesus' half brothers, wrote the book of Jude to Messianic believers who were familiar with Old Testament scriptures and Jewish literature. He uses these texts to refute corrupt teachers who lived immoral lives. Judah illustrate God's judgment on rebellion, but he warns against rebels corrupting other people. He then challenges the church to contend for the faith and stay faithful to God. As God's new temple, believers must build their lives on the core message of Jesus and then pray, love and obey. Their lives must reflect their faith because God's grace through Jesus demands a whole-life response that includes moral living. The way they live is the most reliable indicator of what they actually believe.
The Epistle of Jude , often shortened to Jude , is the penultimate book of the New Testament and is traditionally attributed to Jude , the servant of Jesus and the brother of James the Just. The letter of Jude was one of the disputed books of the Canon. It is one of the shortest books in the Bible: only 1 chapter of 25 verses long. Jude urges his readers to defend the deposit of Christ's doctrine that had been closed by the time he wrote his epistle, and to remember the words of the apostles spoken somewhat before. Jude then asks the reader to recall how even after the Lord saved his own people out of the land of Egypt, he did not hesitate to destroy those who fell into unbelief, much as he punished the angels who fell from their original exalted status and Sodom and Gomorrah. Jude quotes directly from the Book of Enoch , part of the scripture of the Ethiopian and Eritrean churches but rejected by other churches. He cites Enoch's prophecy that the Lord would come with many thousands of his saints to render judgment on the whole world.