Scriptures: Jude 3-4
Jude sounds the alarm for Christianity and teaching that has become weak, lukewarm, and fallen away from the Truth of God's Word. It's a book written 2,000 years ago that rings true more today than ever before. When it comes to "faith which was once for all delivered to the saints", Jude was not a passivist. He believed it was right to stand for Truth. In this message, Dr. Merritt gives three exhortations from Jude that we are to follow as we stand in the gap for the Truth of God.
"Any church or any denomination that is united around a common salvation and a desire to carry that salvation to a lost world, will be an immovable object and an irresistible force. We are to be diligent extenders of the faith." --Dr. Merritt
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