2 Peter 2:1-22
Jude goes into detail about the false teachers. Looking to Scripture, other works, and the scenery around him, Jude helps his readers understand the nature of these false leaders. It’s easy to read what Jude says and think “Woah Jude, why so harsh?” The reality is that Jude’s not being harsh, he’s being clear. Our culture has blurred the lines between harsh and clear.
Think about it this way: say you were a soldier and were sent on a secret mission where you had to spy out the enemy’s camp. Upon arrival, you discover that three of your fellow comrades are actually the enemy – they’ve been deceiving you and the entire military as double-agents. When arrived back at base, what do you do? Do you forget the issue based on the fact that you don’t want to scare people? Of course not. You would do everything in your power to convince your leaders and fellow soldiers everything you know about these spies. That’s what we see Jude doing here. He’s giving us everything he knows about false teachers to protect and warn us.
God, through Jude (which includes Jude’s knowledge of the Scriptures, artistic abilities, and frank tone), is warning us for the preservation of the gospel and the protection of His church.