“The Challenge of True Faith” (Part 1) Jude 1-4
There will always be the challenge of false teachers. Jude has presented us with models of false teachers that pile up to be what points to an avalanche of arrogance. They show us what God’s people are NOT to be like. His use of repetition, metaphor and catch-phrases should be like an air raid siren to the heart. Or, like a slap in the face: “Thanks, I needed that.” These are meant to get our attention.
Now what do we do? We do our homework. If we are idle, we get busy. If we are asleep, we wake up. If we are not grounded in the faith, we get grounded. We learn to speak the truth in love. We grow and become mature enough in the faith that we will not be swayed by false teaching. And God will use us to gently sway others toward him.