IV. Jude And The Wesleyan Quadrilateral
Sometimes tensions exist between those who emphasize faith as a creed and those who stress faith as the relational means of Christian experience. At first glance Jude seems to give faith priority to tradition, even as that tradition was becoming Scripture. Jude functions as an apologist who used reason. Yet “loved” and “saints” are relational words denoting Christian experience. Thus Jude appeals to tradition, Scripture, reason, and experience—the same four avenues to truth valued by Wesleyans.