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Interestingly, Peter used the future tense in speaking of heresy (e.g., 2:1, 2, 13) while Jude used the present tense (e.g., 8, 10) as if 2 Peter predicted what occurred in the days of Jude, Fiensy (1994:350) . The third hypothesis can be viewed that both Jude and 2 Peter have employed a common source as the evidence for this hypothesis is slight. Although most scholars believe the similarities are too close to have come from a common source, Fiensy (1994:350) . One distinct fact is that there is no literary relationship. Hypothesis number two seems to be the best according to Fiensy (1994:350) . The fourth hypothesis is the prophetic nature of 2 Peter argues for its priority. According to Fiensy (1994:350) , Peter wrote his epistle A . D . 65 to a group of congregations to condemn a heresy which was only starting to develop in that region. On the other hand, Jude wrote his epistle to the same group or region upon learning of a revival of the immoral practices and unscriptural teachings a few years later (c. A . D . 75). Jude used many of the illustrations that Peter had used before to recall the apostle’s letter, and even referred to the apostle’s prediction of that situation. 9
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4.3. The Response Jude encourages the readers “to fight for the faith” (Jude 3) because false teachers “have infiltrated” them with a message and lifestyle, the implications of which Jude understands to a denial of Christ’s lordship (Jude 4). First Jude must convince his readers of the dangers of the false teachers’ teaching and thereafter can he only instruct them how to fight for the faith, Webb (2000:n.p) . Jude starts by reminding the readers of the sins and judgment of Israel in the wilderness, the disenfranchised angels, and Sodom and Gomorrah (Jude 5– 7) are then applying it to the false teachers (Jude 8–10). Similar to the first examples Cain, Balaam, and Korah (Jude 11) are applied to the false teachers (Jude 12–14) , Webb (2000:n.p) . Jude returns to the purpose at hand in Jude 20–23, namely to instruct the readers how “to fight for the faith” (Jude 3). Their first concern must be to guard their own relationship with God / BUILD UP YOUR FAITH --- to firmly believe in God's Holy Word, no matter what may be expedient or "politically correct". Jude wanted them to defend the Gospel with their faith in its truth, A Warning Of The End Times (2000:n.p) . Jude’s second concern is to assist those who have become tainted with this false teaching (Jude 22–23), not being polluted with it themselves (Jude 23). The must PRAY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT --- Readers was instructed to be in continual prayer to fight the ungodly influences in their churches and lives, their prayers couldn’t have been self-centred; they had to be in the power of the Holy Spirit. (see also Rom. 8:26-27), A Warning Of The End Times (2000:n.p) . Thereafter Jude gives another to KEEP YOURSELF IN GOD'S LOVE --- Once you have trusted in God's Son for your salvation, you shouldn’t let anything destroy the fellowship between you and God. He encourages them to have FAITH in His Word. (see Rom. 8:35-39), A Warning Of The End Times (2000:n.p) .
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