Apparently, some things never change


In the second to last book of the Bible, dated around the year 80 AD, using only 58 short lines of text, St. Jude aptly sums up the state of the world, and the remedy for it. Apparently, over the last 2000 years, little has really changed!

For your convenience, I’ve reduced things down even further, but don’t worry. You can read the entire epistle/letter, simply by clicking the link to the USCCB/New American Bible, at the bottom of this article.

Just be careful not to “swallow” the USCCB/NAB’s shameful commentary about the book containing certain “errors”. The Catholic Church teaches definitively, that there are absolutely NO errors in sacred scripture! In this, the NAB (New American Bible) “scholars” are way off base. And if they were actually Catholic, they would be guilty of teaching heresy. In short, the guys at the NAB are way too “smart”  for their own good … and we U.S. Catholics are left wondering why our bishops continue to encourage and finance such liberal, faith-corroding nonsense!

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James: to them that are beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ and called.

Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you and peace: and charity be fulfilled.

Jude 1:4 For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:8 In like manner, these men also defile the flesh and despise dominion and blaspheme majesty.

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them!

Jude 1:12 These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves: clouds without water, which are carried about by winds: trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots:

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion: wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever.

Jude 1:20 But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto life everlasting.

Jude 1:22 And some indeed reprove, being judged:

Jude 1:23 But others save, pulling them out of the fire. And on others have mercy, in fear, hating also the spotted garment which is carnal.

Jude 1:24  Now to him who is able to preserve you without sin and to present you spotless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:25 To the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and magnificence, empire and power, before all ages, and now, and for all ages of ages. Amen.

Read the entire NT Epistle of St. Jude

Much more about St. Jude

The bible said to honor thy father and thy mother, but why did Jesus address his mother only as “woman”?

Q: The bible said to honor thy father and thy mother, but why did Jesus address his mother only as “woman”?

A: God said “women” at the Wedding of Cana, and He said “woman” while dying on the cross. The beginning and the end of his of His earthly ministry.

God said “woman” in Genesis 3:15, and He said “woman” in Rev. 12: >> The only two places in scripture where you have a woman and a serpent in the same verse. Genesis and Revelation, the beginning and the end of the Bible.

“Woman” is a two fold title. Culturally, it was an honorary term at that time, not a derogatory one as in 21st white Anglo-Saxon American culture.

There are other biblical references that uses “woman” as they refer to Mary.

Rev 12:15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the **woman**, to sweep her away with the flood. 16 But the earth came to the help of the **woman**, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth.
17 Then the dragon was angry with the **woman**, and went off to make war ON THE REST OF HER OFFSPRING, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea..

Who could these OFFSPRING be? Ever commentator worth his salt will tell you that these offspring are the Church. How did the Blessed Virgin Mom become the Mother of the Church?

John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, **Woman**, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

The experiences of the “Beloved Disciple” (BD) were the focus of John’s Gospel. He is an ‘everyman’ character. St. John’s Gospel is told in such a way that the reader can identify himself with the BD and is meant to see the story of Jesus from the BD’s perspective. Whatever is addressed to the BD is addressed to the reader.

So we have established that:
1) Mary is the Mother of Jesus
2) Whose children are the Church that keeps the commandments AND honors her Son
3) Who himself explicitly designated her as the Mother of his disciples.

Answer by Peter C – Yahoo Answers