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2 Peter 3:7
7 But [de] the heavens [ouranos] and [kai] the earth [ge], which are now [nun], by
the same [autos] word [logos] are [eisi] kept in store [thesaurizo], reserved [tereo] unto fire
[pur] against [eis] the day [hemera] of
judgment [krisis] and [kai] perdition [apoleia] of
ungodly [asebes] men [anthropos]. KJV-Interlinear
7 But the present heavens and
earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and
destruction of ungodly men. NASB
And not only was the
earth inundated with water (and darkness) the first time, and inundated with
water (not darkness) the second time (Noah s flood), there is going to be yet
another destruction of the earth, but this time it will be by fire.The third time will be the final destruction.
And, not only will the
earth be destroyed, but the entire universe will be destroyed.
And by the way, since
the earth was destroyed by the great flood in Noah s time, because the people
had gone horribly degenerate, do you suppose that was the reason that the earth
was destroyed the first time?Because the
angels had gone horribly disobedient?
You know, thinking and wondering
is not really a sin.
In fact, the intent of
spiritual growth is to set you free from this world, and thinking is really a
characteristic of freedom.Freedom
promotes liberty, and that promotes thinking and that promotes innovation, and
that promotes prosperity, and so forth.Aren t these things lacking in third world countries, who seem to be
stuck in the stone age?
Where in the world,
where in history, will you find the greatest innovation, the greatest
prosperity?And where do you find the
Peter s description of
people who mock, is one of people who do not think.They disregard history.They disregard facts.They disregard truth.And they are their own worst enemy, when it
comes to losing out on life and destiny.They will argue (from their position of stupidity) until they are blue
in the face.
The truth of life is
that your destiny is not in this world and certainly not in this life. You
either believe in Christ and will go to heaven, or you will not believe in
Christ and will go to the Lake of Fire.
Your graduating from
school, going out this weekend, retiring after a long life of work, getting
that thing that you have always wanted, really mean nothing, in the big
picture.With apathy or indifference, or
a stubborn attitude about this or that, you are really investing your whole
life in the blink of this current life, and ignoring all of eternity.
Mockers are not limited
to vocal and foul-mouthed folks.The largest
group of mockers are those who are simply indifferent.
Mockers of all kinds
say that the Bible has nothing of importance for them.They perceive life as nothing more than what
they can see or possess.And what they
see is very selective.Where is the
sign?Where is the promise?
Why is there going to
be another destruction of the earth?Why
didn t God simply make everything perfect and let us all live in peace?
And here Peter answers
that question.Because there are ungodly
people in history, and God is going to go through all of history in order that
all of the ungodly have their say, and likewise, so all godly people can be
born into this life, and have their opportunity.
Because of the mockers,
because of the indifferent, because of those who refuse to adopt Gods truth,
that, is the reason for judgment.Judgment is reserved for those who are spiritually dysfunctional, for
those who are void of any spiritual attributes.
And by the way, why is
this world so full of troubles?Because
of the same reasons.There are so many
people who ignore God, Christ, doctrine, and so forth.They are the mockers. They are the ones who have all the
answers.They are the ones who screw up
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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