Epistle Of Jude
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Epistle Of Jude

Its author was probably Jude, one of the brethren of Jesus, the subject of the preceding article. There are no data from which to determine its date or place of writing, but it is placed about A.D. 65. The object of the epistle is plainly enough announced ver. 3; the reason for this exhortation is given ver.

  1. The remainder of the epistle is almost entirely occupied by a minute depiction of the adversaries of the faith. The epistle closes by briefly reminding the readers of the oft-repeated prediction of the apostles --among whom the writer seems not to rank himself --that the faith would be assailed by such enemies as he has depicted, vs. (Jude 1:17-19) exhorting them to maintain their own steadfastness in the faith, vs. (Jude 1:20,21) while they earnestly sought to rescue others from the corrupt example of those licentious livers, vs. (Jude 1:22,23) and commending them to the power of God in language which forcibly recalls the closing benediction of the epistle to the Romans. vs. (Jude 1:24,25) cf. Roma 16:25-27 This epistle presents one peculiarity, which, as we learn from St. Jerome, caused its authority to be impugned in very early times --the supposed citation of apocryphal writings. vs. (Jude 1:9,14,15) The larger portion of this epistle, vs. (Jude 1:3-16) is almost identical in language and subject with a part of the Second Epistle of Peter. (2 Peter 2:1-19)
Epistle To the 1 and 2
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Epistle To the 1 and 2Thessaloniansp>These were the earliest of Paul's epistles, and were written from Corinth, in A. D. 52 and 53. In the first epistle, Paul rejoices over Timothy's good report of the faith of Christians at Thessalonica; and confirms them against the persecutions and temptations they would meet, by discussing the miraculous testimony of God to the truth of the gospel, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; the character of its preachers, 1 Thessalonians 2:13; the holiness of its precepts, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12; and the resurrection of Christ and his people, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11. The remainder of the epistle consists of practical exhortations.

In the second epistle, he corrects certain errors into which they were falling, particularly respecting the second coming of Christ. This, he shows, must be preceded by the career of "the man of sin," "the son of peredition," "whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders;" who usurps divine authority over the church, and "opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God." The exact fulfillment in the Romish church of these predictions, at first so contrary to human anticipation, proves that the apostle wrote by inspiration.

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The General Epistle of Jude
... The General Epistle of Jude. CONTENTS The writer begins his Epistle with
the regular address and apostolic blessing, 1, 2. He informs ...
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The General Epistle of Jude
... CHAPTER XXIV THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JUDE. ... St. Jude was dead before his grandsons
had their interview with Domitian. The Epistle must therefore be before AD81. ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter xxiv the general epistle.htm

The Epistle of Saint Jude.
... THE EPISTLE OF SAINT JUDE. THE EPISTLE OF SAINT JUDE. V.1, 2. Jude, a
servant of Jesus Christ, but a brother of James, to those ...
/.../the epistle of saint jude.htm

The Catholic Epistles.
... Epistles, the polemic against Gnostic errors, some peculiarities of style, and
especially the apparent dependence of the second chapter on the Epistle of Jude. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 87 the catholic epistles.htm

The Second General Epistle of Peter
... of both Epistles, they seem more natural in the context of Jude than in Peter; The
course of thought is more regular in the Epistle of Jude."The priority of ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the second general epistle of.htm

The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained
... THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF ST. PETER. PREFACE. CHAPTER IV� CHAPTER II. V.� CHAPTER
III. V.� THE EPISTLE OF SAINT JUDE. THE EPISTLE OF SAINT JUDE. ...
/.../luther/the epistles of st peter and st jude preached and explained/

The Second Epistle General of Peter
... are (1) the lack of external evidence in the writers of the 2nd and 3rd centuries;
(2) the internal evidence that the Epistle is based upon Jude, and perhaps ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter xxii the second epistle.htm

Chronology of the Apostolic Age.
... 64. 64-67. First Epistle of Peter. Epistle of Jude (?). Second Epistle of Peter.
60-70. The Synoptical Gospels and Acts. Seneca and Lucan put to death by Nero. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 23 chronology of the.htm

Sanctified by God the Father.
... There is one expression in the epistle of Jude, which I purposely omitted in the
preceding chapter, that it might have a more prominent place in the present one ...
/.../clark/the theology of holiness/chapter xi sanctified by god.htm

The Catholic Epistles.
... 20. The design of the epistle Jude himself gives in explicit terms (verses 3, 4).
It is to guard believers against the seductions of false teachers, corrupt in ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxi the catholic epistles.htm



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