“Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
With false teachers creeping into the church, Jude penned a letter in response to a four-alarm theological fire, urging us to “contend for the faith.” The word “contend” means “to struggle in opposition, to strive in debate; dispute earnestly.”
Are you clear-eyed about the gospel of Jesus Christ? Do you know biblical Christianity well enough to recognize false teaching when you hear it? How many alarms must sound before you grasp the seriousness of a catastrophic theological fire? Are you contending for the Christian faith?