The Battle for the Bible
Alright, I want you to take God's Word and find the book of Jude. it is the next to the last book in the Bible so it will be very easy to find. it is a small book and you may overlook it. It's only twenty five verses. But how pertinent are these twenty five verse. Today we are reading Jude verses one through seven. Turn to it. The title of our message, The Battle For the Bible. ''Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father and to those in Jesus Christ and called. Mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation it was needful to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints, for there are certain men crept in unawares who were foreordained to this condemnation. Ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the grace of our only Lord God and Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance that you once knew this how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterwards destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not the first the estate, but left their own habitation he hath reserved in chains in everlasting darkness unto judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.'' When I was a little boy, on Saturday after used to like to go to the movies. It cost about a dime or fifteen cents to get in the matinee. And we liked to see Tarzan. I enjoyed seeing Tarzan. And we watched Tarzan and all of his episodes. There was one time when I would get especially frightful and worried and concerned about Tarzan. And that would be when Tarzan would be swimming and ther ...
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