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Author: Ridley, Lancelot, d. 1576.
Title: An exposition in the epistell of Iude the apostel of Christ wherein he setteth playnly before euery mans eyes false apostels, and theyr craftes, by ye which they haue longe receyued symple christian people.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: An exposition in the epistell of Iude the apostel of Christ wherein he setteth playnly before euery mans eyes false apostels, and theyr craftes, by ye which they haue longe receyued symple christian people.
Ridley, Lancelot, d. 1576.

[London: [Imprynted in the house of Thomas Gybson, [1538]]]
Alternate titles: Exposition in the epistell of Jude the apostel of Christ
Anonymous. By Lancelot Ridley.
Printer's name from colophon; publication date from STC.
Identified as STC 21042a on UMI microfilm reel 1557.
Signatures: A-H8 I12.
Reproductions of the originals in the British Library and the Cambridge University Library.
Appears at reel 142:16 (British Library copy), and at reel 1557:3 (Cambridge University Library copy).
Subject terms:
Bible. -- N.T. -- Jude -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.

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¶ The argument.
¶ The pistle of saynet Iude.
To those that be called / and in god the father halowed and by Iesus Christ preserued.
Mercy be to you and peas / and charyte maye be multiplyed.
Beloued when I gaue all dily¦gence to wryte vnto you of the commen helth / it was nedefull for me to wryte vnto you, to ex∣horte you that ye shuld continu¦ally labour in the fayth which was ones gyuen vnto sayntes.
For there are certayne craftely crepte in / of whiche it was wri¦ten a fore tyme vnto such iudge∣ment they are vngodly, & turne the grace of our lorde god vnto wantonnes and denye god the onely lorde and our lorde Iesus Chryste.
My mynde is therfore to put you in remembraūce / for as mo∣che as ye ons knowe this / how that the lorde after that he had delyuered the people out of E∣gipte, destroyed theym whiche beleued not.
The aungels also whiche kept not theyr fyrste estate / but lefte theyr owne habitation he hath reserued in euerlasting chaynes vnder darknes vnto iudgemēt of the great daye.
Euen as zodom and gomor, & the Cities aboute them, which in lyke maner defyled them sel¦ues with fornicacyon, and fo∣lowed straunge flesshe, are se forthe for an ensample, and suf∣fer the vengeaunce of eternall fyre.
Lykewyse these dremers defile the flesshe / despyse rulers / and speake euell of them that are in authoritie.
yet Mychaell the Archangell / when he stroue against the de∣uell / and dysputed about the bo¦dye of Moyses durste not geue raylyng sentence / but sayde the Lorde rebuke the.
But these speake euyll of these thynges whiche they knowe not. In to these thinges whiche they knowe naturally as bea∣stes withoute reason they cor∣ruppe them selues.
wo be vnto them / for they haue folowed the way of Cayne.
And are spylte in the erroure of Balaam for lucre sake.
And are cast a waye in the trea∣son of Core.
These ar spottes which of your kyndnes feest togyder without fea. e feadynge them selues.
Cloudes they are without wa¦ter, caryed aboute of wyndes.
They be trees rotten in authum vnfrutefull / twyse deade / and plucked vp by the rotes.
They are the ragyng waues of the see, foming out their owne shame.
They are wanderynge sterres, to whome is reserued the myst of darknes for euer.
To whom is reserued the myst of darknes for euer.
Enoch the seuenth from Adam {pro}phecied before of suche, saying behold the lord shal come with thousandes of saynctes to gyue iudgemēt agaynst all men / & to rebuke all that are vngodly a∣mōg them: of all their vngodly dedes whiche they haue vngod∣ly cōmitted / & of all their cruell spekinges whiche vngodly syn∣ners haue spoken against him.
These are murmurers, cōplay∣ners walking after their owne lustes, whose mouthes speketh proude thīges, they haue mē in gret reuerēs bicause of auātage.
But ye dearly beloued / remem∣ber the wordes which were spo¦ken before of the Apostelles of our Lorde Iesus Christe / ho we that they tolde yo we / that there shulde be begylers in the laste tyme whiche shulde walke af∣ter their vngodly lustes.
In the laste tyme there shulde come begilers which shuld wal¦ke after theyr vngodly lustes.
But ye derely beloued edyfye your selues in your moost holy fayth praying ī the holy goost / and kepe your selues in the loue of god, lokyngc for the mercy of our lorde Iesus Chryste vnto e∣ternall lyfe.
And haue compassion on some, separatynge them / & other saue with feare, pullynge them out of the fyre / and hate the fylthy vesture of the flesshe.
Ʋnto hym that is able to kepe you / that you fall not and to pre¦sente you fautles before the pre∣sence of his glorye with Ioye / that is to saye, to God our sauy∣our whiche only is wyse be glo¦rye / magestye / domynyon / and power nowe & for euer Amen.