Jude a half brother of Jesus. Jude writes to warn Christians about false teachers who are trying to convince them that being saved by grace gives people a license to sin.
Jude was eager to write to believers about the beautiful salvation they share, but ungodly people infiltrated the church and are proclaiming dangerous lies. So Jude is stirred to fight for the faith, and he urges believers to do the same.
These false teachers and believers are proclaiming that Jesus isn’t God and that salvation by grace gives them the right to sin without restraint. This false teaching in the process is denying “Christ Jesus our only Sovereign and Lord.
Verse 4 “They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign Lord”.
A tenet of the Christian faith is’ Jesus’ Godhood. No one but God has the power to Redeem us, and no one but God has the authority to forgive sin.
The concept of sinning because of God’s grace, is a blatant lack of love, for what we did for us, and a blatant misunderstanding of Who God is. These people do not have God’s Spirit in them.
Jude reminds his readers about the angelic rebellion before creation, and about Satan’s argument with Michael. Jude is hinting that the teaching of these ungodly people influencing the church are actually an invasion of darkness, part of the spiritual battle that has been going on for a long time.
As we move closer each day to end times, the forces of evil will continue to be active in our world. We must be on guard and aware, of what is an ever increasing activity.
Jude finishes with a beauty statement in verse 24 and 25:
Verse 24: “To Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy.
Verse 25: To the Only God Our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, before all ages, now and forever! Amen.
The warning about false teaches and doctrine end with a beautiful statement of faith, we should hold onto dearly in our lives.