As worshipers of God, we are set apart because of the knowledge bestowed upon us through the Holy Spirit. We are called to be ambassadors for a way of life that is foreign to our world. This understanding changes how we perceive reality, both physically and spiritually. Because of this gift we must become guardians of the Truth, withstanding the wiles of the devil through our commitment to the Truth.
Paramount to a Christian is the necessity to guard the Truth of God. Jude told a spiritually besieged church, “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
Jude understood how precarious it was for the Church as Satan’s influence crept into and adulterated the Truth, “For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 4).
Allowing this precious understanding to become tainted in any measure will lead us away from…