Daily Bible Nugget #457, Jude 3

The Nugget:

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.

My Comment:

Pastor Anderson, one of my Facebook contacts/friends, posted an interesting challenge to everyone to become actively engaged in learning about false cults, false teachers, and false   prophets. Many of these groups and individuals are very well-versed in their viewpoint, and are well-trained when it comes to reaching out in a convincing way to others who do not know the Bible as well as they should.

My Response:

Thank you for encouraging those truly in the Body of Christ to dig deeper into the Bible.
It is impossible to obey the command that we are to “contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3) if we are not well-taught ourselves.
One way to get motivated to take up this kind of study is to actually witness to others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’m talking about active witnessing outside of the doors of your church building. We often strike up friendly conversations with strangers about many other things. That is a good start. But we must press forward and reach the lost souls about us in our sphere of influence before it is eternally too late.
How can you do this? Sometimes it is appropriate to give a person a good Gospel tract.
Sometimes it is helpful to ask a question to start a conversation.
Sometimes you may be able to ask a simple question like “Are you interested in spiritual things?”
Very often, people who know you and observe how you live out your Christian life in the workplace will themselves bring questions to you. When they do the questioning, you surely then have a legitimate opening to share your faith by answering their question.

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