Interest commentary by Matthew Henry regarding contending for the faith …
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
We have here, …
The design of the apostle in writing this epistle to the lately converted Jews and Gentiles; namely, to establish them in the Christian faith, and a practice and conversation truly consonant and conformable thereunto, and in an open and bold profession thereof, …
“especially in times of notorious opposition,
whether by artful seduction or violent and inhuman persecution.”
But then we must see to it very carefully that it be really the Christian faith that we believe, profess, propagate, and contend for; not the discriminating badges of this or the other party, not any thing of later date than the inspired writings of the holy evangelists and apostles.
Here observe, …
This common salvation is the subject-matter of the faith of all the saints.
The doctrine of it is what they all most heartily consent to;
they esteem it as a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, 1 Tim. 1:15.
It is the faith once, or at once, once for all, delivered to the saints, to which nothing can be added, from which nothing may be detracted, in which nothing more nor less should be altered.
Here let us abide; here we are safe; if we stir a step further, we are in danger of being either entangled or seduced.
“dangerous errors often give just occasion to the proper defense of important truths”
Whoever may attempt to corrupt the faith, we ought to contend earnestly against them. The more busy and crafty the instruments and agents of Satan are, to rob us of the truth, the more solicitous should we be to hold it fast, always provided we be very sure that we fasten no wrong or injurious characters on persons, parties, or sentiments.
MY TESTIMONY – Part 1– former Roman Catholic
MY MOM – former Roman Catholic
MY HUSBAND’S TESTIMONY– former Roman Catholic