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Notes on Jude 1:24-25

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Closing Benediction - Jude 1:24-25

In sermonic fashion, Jude ended his letter with praise of God. God is able to keep his people from the dangers of the false teachers and preserve them to the end. He alone deserves glory. keep you from stumbling Jude had repeatedly warned of the sure destruction of the false teachers and those under their influence. This beautiful final doxology expresses Jude's confidence that God will not fail to preserve his people through the dangers of the Christian life. Believers can keep themselves in God's love only because he keeps them. WLC 195. only God There is only one God, who is our Savior. This salvation is available and accomplished through Jesus Christ. God deserves to be recognized as having glory (the honor due to him), majesty (his greatness above all others), dominion (his rule over all), and power (his authority and right to rule over his creation). before all time, now, and forevermore. Jude's use of "before all time" suggests that time itself began at creation (2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2). This doxology is appropriately ascribed to God from eternity past to eternity future.

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