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Bible Commentaries

Contending for the FaithContending for the Faith

- Jude


A Commentary On



Publisher Charles Allen Bailey


Executive Editor - Joe L. Norton, Ph.D.
Associate Editor - Steven R. Bowen

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All scripture quotations,
unless otherwise indicated, are taken from
The King James Version, KJV


"Earnestly contend for the faith" (Judges 1:3) is a charge given to New Testament Christians that should never be forgotten. In maintaining this important precept in our lives we will continue to grow spiritually and be of greater service to the Master. This volume, the third in the commentary series Contending for the Faith, provides help as we develop the Christian characteristics that we need.

The authors of this commentary are gospel preachers who have devoted their lives in spreading the cause of Christ in America as well as in other countries. The work contains some technical information but is practical and easy to understand. Bible students with no knowledge of Greek will find it easy to comprehend.

The writers have provided a great service to the family of God. This important project, which is a labor of love, requires self discipline and concentrated time and effort. It is with a high respect that I recommend unto you the men who have provided for us the fruits of their studies. Their good work is appreciated and will provide wonderful material for Bible students for generations to come.

The books included in this volume were discussed at the annual Comprehensive New Testament Study at the Irving Church of Christ, 108 West Grauwyler Road, Irving, Texas 75061. Each verse was presented publicly in the presence of many gospel preachers and discussed openly in an effort to arrive at the truth.

Brother Joe Norton has done a great service in editing the material for this volume. He has spent hundreds of hours editing in order to provide the most positive benefit to all who choose to use this tool in their studies. Brother Steve Bowen has provided valuable assistance in the editing process. The work he contributes is always of the highest quality. Sister Martha Morris has also been very helpful in proofing the manuscript. We appreciate her promptness and continued support in this endeavor. Brother Gene Edmiston’s computer skills were invaluable in formatting each page in preparation for printing. His skills are unsurpassed, and his willingness to donate his time will always be appreciated. The team effort of these Christians who donated their valuable time to produce a product to benefit everyone is to be admired.

As publisher of these commentaries, it is my sincere desire to provide material to those of "like precious faith" (2 Peter 1:1) that will assist us in our spiritual growth. I encourage all to spend quality time with the scriptures for therein lies the truth from God’s throne (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:3; John 8:32). I hope and pray that whoever chooses to utilize this commentary will find it helpful in their study of the word of God. The more we study God’s word, the better our abilities in "Contending for the Faith."

Allen Bailey


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Clarke, Adam. Commentary Romans through Revelation.Vol. VI. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, n.d.

MacKnight, James. Apostolic Epistles. One Volume. Nashville: Gospel Advocate Company, 1954.

Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1953.

Thayer, Joseph Henry. Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament. One Volume. New York: American Book Company, n.d.

Vincent, Marvin R. Word Studies in the New Testament. Vol. I. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, 1946.

Wuest, Kenneth S. Wuest’s Word Studies. II Peter, I, II, III John. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, 1957.

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