Author: Jude (1:1), possibly Jesus’ half brother (see Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3)
Date: Approximately AD 82.
In Ten Words or Less: Beware of heretical teachers and their dangerous doctrines.
Details: Jude tackles the same problems Peter did in his second letter: false teachers who were leading the early church astray. “Murmurers” and “complainers” who were “walking after their own lusts” (1:16) were apparently using the grace of God as a cover for their sinful lifestyles—and encouraging Christian believers to do the same. True believers, Jude says, reflect God’s love, show compassion, and work to pull sinners “out of the fire” (1:23).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.