Author: Either Judas the half-brother of Jesus or Judas the apostle (not Iscariot).
Period: c.65 – 80 A.D
Summary: The primary message Jude is trying to relate is the danger of the false teachers who have “slipped in” unawares by the newly converted Christians. Jude further outlines the past judgments upon evil men who forsook the Word of God and perverted it into the traditions of men.
CONTENDING EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH
Introduction: Verses 1-2
The need to contend–apostate teachers: Verses 3-16
The way to contend–available resources: Verses 17-25