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Thursday, January 24, 2013

2 Peter: Everything Goes On (Part 6)

1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.
2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:1-7

This reminds me of evolutionist. "they deliberately forget...the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water" The bible predicts so many things, and one of them is that people will indeed deliberately forget about God. And the bible also says that there will be a "destruction of ungodly men."
And what about the phrase "the present is the key to the past"? Well it's not. The bible is the key to the past. And the bible says that present is not like the past.
Past
The evolutionists tell us that since we observe mutations (accidental changes in our genes) occurring today, these must have occurred ever since the beginning of life. Thus they must be one of the tools used in the process of evolution. The mutations commonly cause disease. But the Bible tells us that there was a time when there was no sin, and, therefore, there was not animal death, human death, disease, or mistakes!

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
2 Peter 3:8

This is one of the most misquoted verse of all time. This verse is used to prove evolution. By saying just 'a day is like a thousand years' you could easily make the a point that creation could have taken 7,000 years, but the after that, it says 'a thousand years are like a day' so the statement cancels itself out.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
2 Peter 3:9-10

It's very important to understand that God is not lazy, but patient. "not wanting anyone to perish" And also, God's definition of slow and our definition of slow are entirely different. God is lot limited by time, since he is infinite.

11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
2 Peter 3:11-13

We can be negative (as I tend to be) and say that day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Or we can be positive and say that God is keeping his promise. We ought to be looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

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