Almost no other canonical book has been as neglected and overlooked as the Epistle of Jude. This little book may be small, but it has a big message that is even more relevant today as when it was originally written.
“The Enoch literature contains in any case a tradition of 77 generations from Adam to the last day.” (Page 55)
“Antinomianism comes from a Greek expression meaning lawlessness” (Page 13)
“Kelly maintains that these angels were given ‘dominion’ or ‘authority,’ but did not keep within it. In the New Testament, he argues, they appear with such titles as ‘principalities’ or ‘principalities and powers’ (Rom. 8:38; Col. 2:15: the Greek for ‘principality’ is archē), or even ‘world rulers’ (Eph. 6:12). The basis of this belief is that the nations of the world had been assigned to them (according to the Septuagint’s reading of Deut. 32:8), and the whole course of the universe was placed under their supervision.” (Page 41)
“Jude’s case, false teachers had appeared in some of the congregations, saying that the spiritual freedom they now have in Messiah gives them license to sin without consequence (v. 4).” (Page xviii)
“Such distorted views of ‘hyper-grace’ are prevalent within believing communities to this day” (Page 12)