History of the Church 3:233; “Remember that whatsoever measure you mete out to others, it shall be measured to you again. We say unto you, brethren, be not afraid of your adversaries; contend earnestly against mobs, and the unlawful works of dissenters and of darkness.”
Jude 1:3-4; “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Here we have the very brother of Jesus exhorting other Christians to stand up! Notice Jude’s words; “…that ye should earnestly contend for the faith…”
In Mormonism they have it wrong. Smith is busy telling his follower to contend against those who don’t believe in the doctrines of Mormonism. It’s easy to see where their faith is placed and where their energy and time is spent. Contending against those who don’t believe your edicts is not defending God’s good news of salvation.
Jude’s words are a prophetic warning of the coming apostasy and worthy for us living today to take heed of.