(Jude 4) Condemned beforehand?

CLAIM: Jude writes, “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation…” (Jude 4). Does God predestine us to wrath?

RESPONSE: The NASB footnote points out an alternate translation: “Those who were written about long ago.” Jude goes on to quote multiple people in the OT era, who were “written about” as being judged (vv.5-16). In this way, Jude was not referring to predestination; he was referring to the writing of the Old Testament.