Who are the "certain men" Jude cautions about in verse 4 of his epistle? He delivers serious warnings about the religious scoundrels who have infiltrated the church, without naming them. But there
are clues to their identity.
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The Holy Spirit has stirred the heart of Jude, causing him to grieve over the manner in which his beloved friends are allowing false teachers to infiltrate the church. So, he urges them to "earnestly contend for the faith." But what, exactly, does that mean?
Even with his experience as an eyewitness of Christ and as the recipient of His revelation, John at times seems overwhelmed by the visions he receives. For the second time, the apostle bows down to worship an angel, receiving an immediate rebuke.
Three times, Daniel is prohibited from sharing what has been revealed to him because those things are "many days in the future." In stark contrast, and in light of the imminent return of Christ, John is instructed not to seal up what he has witnessed because the time of their fulfillment is at hand.