warning against false teachers who lead
people into the way of Cain, Balaam, and
False teachers are like autumn
trees without fruit
Jude is a brief letter
that warns against false teachers who have turned the Christian message
into licentiousness (v. 4). The author recounts how judgment was meted
out upon the unbelievers in the wilderness generation and Sodom and Gomorrah.
False teachers will go the way of Cain,
Balaam, and Korah, but the readers are to pray in the Holy Spirit and
keep themselves in the love of God. The author is traditionally associated
with Jude, the brother of the Lord (Mark 6:3).
v3 - Contend for truth