Jude calls us to contend for the faith delivered to believers because false teaching so easily creeps into the church unnoticed. This teaching spreads ungodliness and a denial of the authority of King Jesus. And yet, while Jude’s audience has failed in guarding the gospel, he contends for their faith by reminding them of their true identity. We need to know who we are in the gospel as we contend for it.
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.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”