The Gospel in One Passage

Cross over dramatic sky. Monument in Montevideo Uruguay to celebrate the visit of Juan Pablo II

I love the passages in the Bible which are described as a doxology. A doxology can be a hymn or a phrase offering praise to God. You’ve heard the pastor give a doxology when church is almost over. He reads a couple of verses to send you on your way. The final thought before you leave church. The words always energize me, and I take the thought with me out of the church doors.

The Book of Jude, which consists of only one chapter, is one that is not as widely quoted as others. However, I ran across a doxology in verse 24-25. I’d heard pastors read this one many times and enjoyed the blessing from the wondrous words. But as I read these two verses one morning, I realized something startling.

The full gospel is summed up in this one passage. What a magnificent verse of scripture.

“To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”

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