Contending for the Faith – Jude
Jude was a half-brother of Jesus and it is believed that he wrote this epistle around 68 A.D. (Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3). Jude wrote to address apostasy which had risen within the early church. If Satan is not having success attacking the church from without, he will attack the church from within. Jude’s letter is a wake up call not only to the early church but also to the church throughout history. The infiltration of apostasy is like a cancerous threat to the body of Christ and must be dealt addressed. Nothing will kill a church faster and more completely than heresy within its ranks.