May 7, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST
2 Peter 3:1-7
1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles,
3 knowing this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being deluged with water.
7 But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
“The whole world is being divided into two groups, the godly and the ungodly; judgement is coming, swift, certain, and sure; and what will determine our eternal and everlasting fate is which of these two positions we’re in. We must not bring natural reason to this; we must accept the Bible as the Word of God, the revelation of God, and live a life which is in conformity with it. The pure mind, not the scoffing, mocking mind of the natural man who rejects the revelation of God, is what we need.” - Dr. Martyn Loyd-Jones