“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly person who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” {Jude 3-4}

Jude (Christ’s half brother) had denied Jesus as the Messiah before the crucifixion and resurrection. Humbly, afterward acknowledged himself as His slave, having submitted to Christ’s Lordship.  Although the specific audience is unknown, undoubtedly he is writing to a region recently plagued by false teachers.

Jude lived in a time when Christianity was under sever political attack from aggressive spiritual infiltration from gnostic-like (Refers to secret doctrines and practices of mysticism whereby a person may come to enlightenment or realization that he or she is of the same essence as God or the Absolute) apostates and libertines who sowed abundant seed for a gigantic harvest of doctrinal error. Christianity was vulnerable. Thus, Jude called the church to fight, in the midst of intense spiritual warfare, for the truth. (MacArthur NASB Study Bible)

Does anything sound familiar about Jude’s world?

One can tell by the opening that Jude’s original intention was to share his joy of salvation with other believers — to encourage and support the community of believers. Something drastically changed his mind and we are left with a letter that is literally a “call to arms” for Christians.

I am passionate about this subject,fighting and demanding Truth in our homes and churches, specifically as it applies to women in their role as keepers of the home.

Often, throughout history, women have been the path of least resistence for deception and apostacy to seep into our culture. When satan get’s a foothold in the life of a woman — he has her husband, her children, her church and her community. We must fortify and train our own minds to recognize the enemy and prepare to enter the battleground.

the simplist way to protect our families: begins with us

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever Your obedience is complete.” {2Corinthians 10:3-6}