3 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 3 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. which was once delivered unto the saints.(Jude 3)Galatians 2:16
King James Version (KJV)
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
King James Verison (KJV)
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Well, which is it? The faith OF Christ, or your works? Which will you seek to be justified by?
Do you even know WHAT the faith OF Jesus Christ is?
...you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
...contend for the faith
The faith = The way
The following verse speak of The Way (that way).
Which would be the faith of Christ.(Jn 14:26)(Jn 16:13)(Jn 17:8).
Act_16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Act_18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Act_18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Act_24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Heb_12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
2Pe_2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pe_2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2Pe_2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Above Some knew the way (were Christians) but turned from the way (turned from the commandments of God). So Gods mind holds the commands He wants done (Phil.2:5)(Jn 15:14)(Jn 15:14)(1Jn 2:3-6).
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:(Phil. 2:5)