Our conversation on the Book of Jude continues this Sunday as we explore Jude 8-16. This passage raises numerous questions for us, but one specific question seems to emerge as of particular significance. How do we guard against those in rebellion to God, and yet also work to redeem them in Christ? For we believe that even villains are victims. As a people aware of our own proclivity to sin, are not we expected to offer understanding and compassion to those "in our boat?"
As Christ-followers, we must recognize and name the presence of evil in our midst, and yet not give up on those who are being used by evil.