Thought to be written sometime prior to 80 AD.
A general epistle to all Israelites.
A letter of reinforcement.
Judas (Jude) the brother of James, and ½ brother of Christ.
The theme and reason for writing are given:
The faith once delivered to the saints.
This epistle has a unique passage revealing the counterpart, in the invisible world, of the struggle on earth between good and evil – faith (allegiance) and apostasy.
Jude called to his readers' memories, three examples, taken from Hebrew history, of rebellious unbelief.
The Israelites who failed in faith (allegiance) after Yahweh's wondrous deliverance from Egyptian bondage.
The fallen angels.
Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jude also called to memory the words of the apostles. 'They told you there should be mockers in the last time' and again Jude quoted from Hebrew history three examples of rebellious unbelief.
Cain, who presumed to think his own way better than that of Yahweh.
Balaam, who acted in self will 'perversely before Yahweh', by instigating mongrelization.
Korah, who intruded blasphemously into the priest's office.
Judah wrote of certain judgment on the ungodly when Yahshua Christ returns again to earth.
Jude describes the element of the enemy.
These wicked people who were fornicators who go after the way of Cain who existed in old time, who seek actively to pervert the assemblies of Yahweh.
The “churches” teach that anybody who “believes” becomes a saint.
According to the scriptures, 'saints' are the children of Israel. Descendants of the chosen seed of Abraham. Today that seedline is represented in the anglo-saxon nations of the world.
Jude identifies the seed of Jacob as Yahweh's children, and the seed of Cain and Esau as the Devil's children. These 2 seedlines are the enmity of Gen 3:15.
The original Greek will be used often to restore mistranslations made either by ignorance or by deception.
Note: Usually the KJV translates the word for preservation as “saved”. Here in verse 1, for some odd reason they translated this correctly.
Being “saved”, as the “churches” teach, is not scriptural. Being 'preserved' by 'practicing' and imitating Christ's example is what scripture reveals.
Every descendant of Adam is 'called', Matthew 22:14
The KJV is notorious for changing nouns into verbs, they did so with 'called' in verse 1. And 'and' is italicized, which means it was added.
It should read, '...to those beloved by the Father Yahweh, even the chosen being preserved by Yahshua Christ,'
Jude is warning the congregation of the 'common' teaching of salvation by the false teachers, the Judaizers. The word 'common' refers to something defiled or profane. They were teaching profane or perverted doctrine. Much like today's “churches”.
Common also comes from a primary preposition meaning 'complete', or 'unity'.
So either way he is talking about 'complete salvation' and/or warning of false doctrine.
Jude exhorted that his kinsmen contend for “the faith”.
What is “the faith”?
The faith is the allegiance to Yahweh. Without loyalty, without obedience, without the love for our brethren that Christ showed for us, faith (allegiance) is not faith.
This is done by teaching us to 'practice' ungodliness.
The false brethren are the children of Esau. These, along with the children of Cain, are those that creep in unawares and steer us away from the Light.
These are the vessels fitted for destruction, hence 'ordained for destruction'.
The vessels of mercy are the children of Israel.
Yahweh destroyed the generation that left Egypt in the wilderness because they believed not and conformed not to The Way.
Should properly read 'sons of Heaven'.
120 years to build the Ark and be ready for the flood.
All sorts of sexual sin. Fornication is race mixing.
Each of these are about race mixing. Yahweh demands we be separate. Kind after kind.
Why isn't the Apocrypha considered scripture? Because it refutes the “churches” universal doctrine of “God loves everybody”.
Because the angels, who will be judged as well, don't want to be caught in the crossfire.
Edomites, vessels of destruction. Broken cisterns. Those without the Spirit (DNA).
All are references to race mixing.
Cain was the son of the Devil and Eve. Balaam tried to curse the Israelites, told Balak how to get them to race mix.
From Josephus Bk 4 Ch 2: Core was the 1st cousin of Moses. Core and his men wanted some authority. Core disputed Yahweh's election for the priests. Core was destroyed by Yahweh.
This is also a reference to Cain and Abel. Abel was the qualified priest able to make a sacrifice because Abel was Adam's first son. Cain, who was not Adam's son was challenging Abel's authority and position as priest.
Canaanites, Edomites, and everything mixed holds no water (Spirit, pure DNA). Vessels of destruction. Broken cisterns. Clouds without water.
If you don't remain separate, you will be overcome and brought back into the bondage of sin. Even a hungry man will sin for some bread.
The last part of verse 16 '...admiration...' is referring to the award's the Jews give themselves in an industry full of Jews. Emmy's, Golden Globes, Pulitzer. “Here's an award for reinforcing unrighteousness. For teaching the 'practice' of evil. Good job fellow evil one.” But evil is their job, it's what is on their black hearts.
They sure have succeeded. Convinced us that we are “Gentiles”. They got our people worshiping a Jewish Jesus, we are slaves in their government (the Constitution has not been followed for decades), toleration in the “churches” (homos and mixed race couples). Atheism is successfully removing God. All that is left is our guns.
JUDE – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Jude.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Jude is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). The author is Jude the brother of James, both of who are half-brothers of Jesus Christ. Jude wrote it circa 75 A.D. There is no sufficient evidence of when Jude wrote. The purpose of this book is to address false teachings and to illustrate a contrast between the error of heresy and the truth of Jesus Christ. Jude consists of only one chapter.
• In verses 1- 16, Jude identifies himself and quickly delves into the dilemma of false teachings. “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed” (vs. 4), heresy was obviously seeping into the region, disturbing the churches (assemblies), and deceiving believers. He begins by illustrating similarities between false teachers and condemned individuals from the Old Testament citing Cain, Balaam, and Korah.
• Verses 17-25, Jude urges Christians to “remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (vs. 17). He was referring to all of the apostles and disciples in the past, which had warned about false teachers and prophets that were coming to deceive. His advice is to focus on Jesus Christ and to watch out for each other so that no one is misled into error.
Those who place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ are secure in salvation, not by their own good deeds, because no one is good enough to do that, but believers are secure by the vicarious work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
Who wrote the book?
Like most of the other general epistles, the title of this little book takes its name from its author. Most scholars identify the writer as Jude the half-brother of Jesus for at least two reasons. First, he identified himself as the “brother of James” (Jude 1:1), meaning he was probably not the apostle named Jude, a man who was called “the son of James” (Luke 6:16). That the author of the book of Jude identified himself as the brother of James likely aligns him with the family of Jesus. Second, Matthew 13:55 records the names of the brothers of Jesus as James and Judas. Whereas the gospels record his name as Judas, English translations shorten it to Jude—probably for the same reason no one in the present day wants to name a child Judas, because of the association it has with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus.
Like his older brother James, Jude did not place his faith in Jesus while the Lord
Judas Iscariot was an Edomite Jew.
Where are we?
The book of Jude is notoriously difficult to date, primarily because the Bible and tradition reveal so little about the personal details of its author while the book itself refrains from naming any particular individuals or places. The one clue available to present-day readers is the striking similarity between the books of Jude and 2 Peter. Assuming Peter wrote his letter first (AD 64–66), Jude probably wrote his epistle sometime between AD 67 and 80.
Why is Jude so important?
Jude’s edgy brevity communicates the urgency of his notion that false teachers needed to be condemned and removed from the church (assembly). Few words meant that Jude would not waste space dancing around the issue. He saw within the church (assembly) people and practices that were worthy of condemnation, including rejecting authority and seeking to please themselves. In response to these errors, Jude marshaled much biblical imagery to make clear what he thought of it all—anything from Cain killing his brother Abel to the punishment of the sinful people who populated Sodom and Gomorrah (Jude 1:7, 11).
What's the big idea?
Jude’s purpose in his letter was twofold: he wanted to expose the false teachers that had infiltrated the Christian community, and he wanted to encourage Christians to stand firm in the faith (allegiance) and fight for the truth. Jude recognized that false teachers often peddled their wares unnoticed by the faithful, so he worked to heighten the awareness of the believers by describing in vivid detail how terrible dissenters actually were. But more than simply raising awareness, Jude thought it important that believers stand against those working against Jesus Christ. So why don't we scrutinize the Judeo “churches”? Maybe because they teach tolerance. Believers were to do this by remembering the teaching of the apostles, building each other up in the faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, and keeping themselves in the love of God (Jude 1:17, 20–21).
How do I apply this?
Fight for the truth! Stand up against error! The book of Jude is the very definition of punchy and pithy proclamations—with its short commands and statements popping off the page like machine-gun fire. But in our day and age, punchy has become rude or unacceptable. We are taught in the “churches” “don't rock the boat”. In many circles the forcefulness of Jude will not be tolerated, the crowds preferring a softer and gentler side of the Christian faith. Gentle will come when we can prove our allegiance (faith). But Jude reminds us that there is a time and a place for the aggressive protection of the truth from those who would seek to tear it down.
How can you participate in defending the truth from error?
Summary of the Book of Jude
The author identifies himself as Jude (v. 1), which is another form of the Hebrew name Judah (Greek "Judas"), a common name among the Jews (Judaeans). Jews are not Hebrews. They are Canaanites and Edomites. Of those so named in the NT, the ones most likely to be author of this letter are: (1) Judas the apostle (see Lk 6:16; Ac 1:1 and note) -- not Judas Iscariot -- and (2) Judas the brother of the Lord (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3). The latter is more likely. For example, the author does not claim to be an apostle and even seems to separate himself from the apostles (v. 17). Furthermore, he describes himself as a "brother of James" (v. 1). Ordinarily a person in Jude's day would describe himself as someone's son rather than as someone's brother. The reason for the exception here may have been James's prominence in the church (assembly) at Jerusalem
Although neither Jude nor James describes himself as a brother of the Lord (Prince), others did not hesitate to speak of them in this way (see Mt 13:55; Jn 7:3-10; Ac 1:14; 1Co 9:5; Gal 1:19). Apparently they themselves did not ask to be heard because of the special privilege they had as members of the household of Joseph and Mary.
Possible references to the letter of Jude or quotations from it are found at a very early date: e.g., in Clement of Rome (c. a.d. 96). Clement of Alexandria (155-215), Tertullian (150-222) and Origen (185-253) accepted it; it was included in the Muratorian Canon (c. 170) and was accepted by Athanasius (298-373) and by the Council of Carthage (397). Eusebius (265-340) listed the letter among the questioned books, though he recognized that many considered it as from Jude.
According to Jerome and Didymus, some did not accept the letter as canonical because of the manner in which it uses noncanonical literature. Really!?! But sound judgment has recognized that an inspired author may legitimately make use of such literature -- whether for illustrative purposes or for appropriation of historically reliable or otherwise acceptable material -- and such use does not necessarily endorse that literature as inspired. Under the influence of the Spirit, the church (assembly) came to the conviction that the authority of God stands behind the letter of Jude. The fact that the letter was questioned and tested but nonetheless was finally accepted by the churches (assemblies) indicates the strength of its claims to authenticity.
The description of those to whom Jude addressed his letter is very general (see v. 1). It could apply to Jewish Christians, Gentile Christians, or both.
Occasion and Purpose
Although Jude was very eager to write to his readers about salvation, he felt that he must instead warn them about certain immoral men circulating among them who were perverting the grace of God. Apparently these false teachers were trying to convince believers that being saved by grace gave them license to sin since their sins would no longer be held against them. Well, don't the “churches” teach this, and that the law was “done away with”? Jude thought it imperative that his readers be on guard against such men and be prepared to oppose their perverted teaching with the truth about God's saving grace.
It has generally been assumed that these false teachers were Gnostics. Yeah, Judaizers, perverters of the Word, Pharisees, children of the Devil, JEWS. Although this identification is no doubt correct, they must have been forerunners of fully developed, second-century Gnosticism. Just look at what comes out of the “churches” today. It is hard to grasp, but He will show you if you pray for discernment.