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[“The faith” in Jude 3 is] not subjective faith as our believing but objective faith as our belief, referring to the things we believe in, the contents of the New Testament as our faith (Acts 6:7; 1 Timothy 1:19; 3:9; 4:1; 5:8; 6:10, 21; 2 Timothy 3:8; 4:7; Titus 1:13), in which we believe for our common salvation. This faith, not any doctrine, has been delivered once for all to the saints. For this faith we should earnestly contend (1 Timothy 6:12). (Jude 3, footnote 3)

[The Bible, God, Christ, the work of Christ, salvation, and the church] are the six main items of the proper Christian faith. All real Christians do not have any disputations about these items….As the Body of Christ, the church is universally one; as the expression of the Body of Christ, a local church is locally one. This does not mean, however, that a real believer in Christ who does not agree with one city, one church is not saved. He or she is saved, but there is something lacking, not for salvation but for the proper church life. The faith is the speciality of the church life….Concerning these points of our Christian faith there should be no argument….There is no need for us to fight for other things. We have to fight the good fight of such a faith (1 Tim. 6:12). We have to contend for such a faith (Jude 3). We have to teach and preach such a faith. (CWWL, 1971, vol. 3, “The Speciality, Generality, and Practicality of the Church Life,” pp. 416, 418-419)