Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Historical background

Genre

Structure

Purpose

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. INTRODUCTION vv. 1-2

II. THE PURPOSE OF THIS EPISTLE vv. 3-4

III. WARNINGS AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS vv. 5-16

A. Previous Failures vv. 5-7

1. The example of certain Israelites v. 5

2. The example of certain angels v. 6

3. The example of certain pagans v. 7

B. Present Failures vv. 8-16

1. The nature of the error vv. 8-9

2. The seriousness of the error vv. 10-13

3. The consequences of the error vv. 14-16

IV. EXHORTATIONS TO THE FAITHFUL vv. 17-23

A. The Reminder to Remember the Apostles' Warning vv. 17-19

B. The Positive Instruction of the Readers vv. 20-23

V. CONCLUSION vv. 24-25

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