To the editor:
The following passage by Jude in Jude 1:3-4 (ESV) is addressed to Christians: “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. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude then goes on to explain that these people included unbelievers, fallen angels, sexually immoral, murderers, greedy and rebellious people, scoffers and people who cause divisions. Jude describes their ultimate condemnation and says that they serve as an example of those who will undergo an eternal punishment.
I thought about this indictment when I received a message located at: http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=106938 which argues that President Obama is the most Biblically hostile president in U.S. history. Several of Jude’s descriptions are mentioned, including hostility to Christians, homosexuality and same sex marriage, abortion for convenience or murder, division between Muslims and Christians and unbelief in Jesus as Messiah,
Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-16: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?”
Jesus’ warning has to do with identifying false prophets because He knew this was something we must be able to do even in our time.