Judas the son of James also called Thaddeus and his work can be described as being encouraging and of counsel. The book of Jude is intended to strengthen the churches against false teachers. He stresses the moral nature of the gospel and the need to maintain purity in life and speech. He shows a high respect for salvation through Jesus Christ and a strong belief in one LORD God. He warns of the need to persevere in the faith both doctrinally and ethically. Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:16; John 14:22; Book of Jude
The lists of the Twelve Judas is called Thaddeus or Thaddaeus, a surname for the name Lebbaeus (Matthew 10:3). Which means “heart” or “courageous.” Very little is known about him.
Jude or Thaddeus was the brother of James the Younger and the author of the book of Jude. He was known by several names. One is “Judas, not Iscariot.” Jesus said those that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Judas said unto Jesus, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that you will manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:22-23).
Thaddeus learned the gospel directly from Jesus and loyally served Christ despite hardship and persecution. Thaddeus abandoned Jesus during his trial and crucifixion.
It is believed that Judas, Thaddeus was the author of the General Epistle of Jude. He identifies himself as Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called. (Jude 1).
What Can This Story Teach Us?
Judas the son of James also called Thaddeus gives us instruction in the book of Jude. We are to build ourselves up on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
We are to keep ourselves in the love of the LORD God, Wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
Have mercy on those who doubt. Save others by snatching them” from the “fire” of Hell. Show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 1: 20-25).
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