Peter continues the discussion of the last days:
“Knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come
with mockery, walking after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where
is the promise of his coming? For, from the day the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning
of the creation...they are willingly ignorant...that the world that then
was, being overflowed with water, perished.” (2 Peter 3:3-6)
Back in the 1970’s, it seemed that most Christians were speaking
about the Rapture, which means “the catching away.” There was
an excitement, an anticipation of an event that would bring about
tremendous change for both those who were taken to heaven and
those who were left behind. Books were written on this subject.Today it seems that no one is interested in the Rapture and those
who believe in the immanent return of Jesus, are scoffed at. In fact,
the comments made sound very much like what Peter speaks of in
the verses above.
When I feel the warmth of the sun on my back, hear the birds singing,
the laughter of my grandson, everything feels normal; I cannot imagine
that it will not continue indefinitely. But scripture declares that all things
have not stayed the same because there WAS a real flood, and it
destroyed the world.
It could happen tomorrow. So what do we do with today?
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