My review was bothering me. I really wasn’t sure that I’d grasped things properly and asked hubby to read what I wrote. We had a long discussion and I’m here to fix up a couple points. I understand that I didn’t say anything unbiblical in my review yesterday, but I misunderstood Jude a bit. :(
First, I honestly didn’t realize that the book was talking about apostates infiltrating the church. We are to be on our guard and not allow these false teachers in. Instead of worrying that I might become the ‘spot’ that Jude was talking about, I need to be grounded in the Word so that I won’t be taken in by these false guys. Hubby and I had a long talk about the difference between false teachers and those who have become ‘shipwrecked in the faith’. The problem we have today is that we have been influenced by false teaching and not cleansed it as we should to the point that we start mimicking the world. By that I meant we can become ‘spots’. Now I know that spot actually is talking about those false teachers among us in our church. I can’t be a spot, only a bad testimony for Christ. Terminology you know. :)
The whole of Jude was a warning against those false teachers and then in verse 22 or 23 he mentions us true Christians, “Beloved”. That’s when we are exhorted to be in the word, pray, love, believe in our God.
I probably missed a few things that I was mistaken in my review. I don’t have my Bible with me at this moment. I just had to clear this up, it’s been bothering me all night and before breakfast the fix-it job just had to be done! :)
So, I’m going to go check out my review comments and see if anyone was brave enough to mention my mistake. I hope so. After all, you can’t allow those false teachers to be ignored!!! :)