Contending, Defending or Pretending

contend-for-the-faith111513_0What if I told you that I believed that how we respond to the message of Christ as recorded in the Bible was the key to eternal life and for that matter abundant life while we lived here on this earth.  Would you believe me?  Would you believe that I believe that?

I just finished a pretty challenging study in the book of Jude.  I have read this book several times but to be honest I have never studied it in any length.  There is a lot in this little one chapter epistle.  My big takeaway was in how I should be engaging for my Christian faith.  In Jude 3, Jude writes:

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.

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