Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. -Jude 1:3
The word today is “Earnestly contend for the faith.” To contend earnestly is to be serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: showing depth and sincerity of feeling.
To uphold this faith we can’t be wavering about our confidence in the object of our faith, who is Jesus Christ. Our mandate is clear, “……Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15
The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save all who are lost and to give us life and that more abundantly!
“Be Thou an Earnest Contender!”
Bishop O.O. Anthony Johnson