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Dr. J. Vernon McGee :: Notes for Jude

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WRITER: Judas. Jude (this is the English form of the name Judas) was the brother of James (see notes on Epistle of James) and was also a half brother of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:55).

DATE: A.D. 66-69

THEME: Assurance in days of apostasy. The word for “keep” occurs 5 times (see verses 1, 6, 21, 24).

REMARKS: Jude was intending to write an epistle regarding our “common salvation” when the Spirit detoured him to write concerning the apostasy. It is a graphic and striking description of the apostasy. What was a little cloud the size of a man’s hand in Jude’s day is, in our day, a storm of hurricane proportions — because we are in the apostasy of which he foretold. It is a question now of how much worse it can become before genuine believers are taken out by the Rapture.
Jude gives the only record in the Scriptures of the contention over the body of Moses. Also, only Jude gives the prophecy of Enoch.
Jude affords a fitting introduction to the Book of Revelation.

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