Jude 1: Mockers in the Last Days + Summary of Jude
Jude writes a general epistles and explains that many leaders in the church have turned the; “…grace of our God into lasciviousness…” (Jude 1:4), which can also be seen today with many false teachers preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for financial gain.
Jude explains that like in times of old with Sodom and Gomorrha, the people looked towards their own lusts; “…giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh [homosexuality]…” (Jude 1:7) Jude explains that Jesus Christ will come again for the Second Time; “…the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds…” (Jude 1:14-15) Jude explains that in the Last Days, before the second coming of Jesus Christ that; “…there should be mockers… who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.” (Jude 1:18) Jude invites all the members of the church and the followers of Jesus Christ to “Keep yourselves in the love of God…” (Jude 1:21)
Romans 1: The Power of the Gospel unto the Salvation of God’s Children
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ and called as an Apostle and being separated unto the Gospel of God; writes to the Romans. Paul testifies of Jesus Christ, being the Son of God and that through the faith on His name [Jesus Christ] the Saints can overcome. Paul explains that he is in debt with not only God, but the Greeks, Barbarians and the Romans themselves. Paul explains that he is “…not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
Paul explains his desires to come to Rome. He exhorts the Saints in Rome to live their lives by Faith. He reminds them to not boast in their abilities, for their fathers of old; “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22) They became fools, by changing the glory of God. They turned the simple truths of God into something more corrupt, like men. Because of this corruption, God sent sufferings to all men who despised His name.
Paul warns of those who change the natural order of the role of men and women (homosexuality). He warns of those who participate in “…all unrighteousness, fornication [Sex outside of Marriage], wickedness, covetousness [eagerness to possess something, not belonging to yourself], maliciousness [the need to see others suffer]… envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity [wishing evil to others]; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents…” (Romans 1:29-30)