Introduction

As believers, we understand why the Enemy of our souls wants to destroy us as individuals and the corporate church as a whole. But a question arises: What causes seemingly "good people" to become destroyers from within the body of Christ?

The Book of Jude helps us to work through and wrestle with these issues. At the same time, it provides us with the opportunity to examine our own actions and attitudes. Am I a builder in the body of Christ, or am I a destroyer? It's easy to assume we are positive contributors in our local congregation and in the lives of fellow believers. Yet, there is always the chance of recognizing negative behaviors that hinder individual believers, the congregation and those contemplating the claims of Christ.

This study written by Jude, the brother of Jesus, provides a unique opportunity to view the early church as it is growing and developing. The problems and principles still apply to us today in the 21st century. However, to fully understand what is being taught, it is necessary to become acquainted with a number of people and events recorded in the Old Testament.

Though short in length, the content of Jude provides comfort, identifies problems and offers solutions.