Jude is a book dealing with apostasy.
More specifically, Jude is a book dealing with Christians
caught up in apostasy, detailing the course and nature of
this apostasy, along with the end result.
We’re living very near the close of the
present dispensation, during the time when the Laodicean
period of Church history is rapidly nearing completion.
Throughout the remainder of this dispensation, according to
Scripture, there can only be a further deterioration
of existing conditions. And the only recourse that
Christians have to avoid being engulfed, to some degree, in
this departure from the faith is a knowledge of the Word of
There will be no great awakening
or great revival in Christendom during days ahead.
Rather, deteriorating conditions will only intensify during
the closing days of the dispensation. And the end result of
this deterioration — total apostasy, resulting from the
working of the leaven which the woman placed in the three
measures of meal (Matthew
13:33) — will mark conditions in Christendom as
the dispensation is brought to a close.
as all of the New Testament epistles, deals specifically
with the salvation of the soul. And the special and
particular emphasis in
Jude is upon an ever-intensifying
deterioration relative to correct biblical teaching
surrounding this proffered salvation.
This is the main thesis of Jude’s
epistle, and this is also the main thesis around which this
commentary on Jude
has been written.