The Requirements of THE Faith


          “Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1-3).

          Once identified, every unique and precious jewel is guarded zealously by its owner. How much more ought this to be true about the spiritual treasure called “THE faith”. The brilliant facets of its singularity, its contents, it ability, its finality, its origin, and its trustees combine to make it a most unique and priceless fortune.

          What then does this worthy gift from God require of us?

          Contend earnestly for it.

          Refuse to allow overt and covert change agents to pervert it.

          Vigorously oppose them.

          Willingly engage in spiritual dialogue with those who seek to turn the grace of God from its divinely intended preventative of sin (Romans 6:1-2) into an unrighteous license to sin.

          Strenuously oppose those who deny the existence and sovereign authority of God in the home, in the church, and in the world.

          Courageously contradict those who deny the absolute authority Jesus has to govern every word and deed of His people (Colossians 3:17).

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