17.05.2023 | Jude Intro

+ Wednesday: Jude Intro

Category/Type: Epistle
Written by: Jude the Lord’s cousin (son of His aunt; Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3), brother of ‘James’ (who had a prominent position in the early church of Jerusalem and presided on the first council, mentioned in the book of Acts 15)
Written for: Corrupt leaders in the early Church who were preaching incorrectly
Main Focus: To remind the leaders in the Church to stay true to the initial teachings of Christ and not to distort it
Key Verse: Jude 1:20 

Watch overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UoCmakZmys

The importance of this epistle, despite its small size, … [is in] the following reasons: 1-It reveals the faith in the Holy Trinity. 2-The author confirms the ecclesiastical life. 3-The evangelical life. 4-The existence of the angels. 5-The ultimate judgement. 6-The ultimate coming of the Lord Christ. 7-It is the only book that wrote about the dispute between the archangel Michael and the devil, concerning the body of Moses, and that mentioned the prophecy of Enoch. 8-He refers to three eternal issues: the eternal life verse, the everlasting chains, and the eternal fire.
+ Fr Tadros Malaty