Are we living in the last days? (2 Peter 3:3-13)Nathan Herrlin, 2017-08-27
Part of the FAQ series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Biblical evidence that the answer is YES:
(2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; James 5:8; I Peter 4:7; Matthew 24:36-39; Revelation 22:7,12,20; Hebrews 1:1-2; Acts 2:17)
4 possible responses to the thought of living in the LAST DAYS:
1. Be Passive
4. Live on Purpose
2 Peter 3:3-13
What kind of people ought we to be?
Live Holy & Godly lives.
Look forward to the day of God.
Speed its coming.
2 Peter 3:3-13
3knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 4and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God; 6by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in [all] holy living and godliness, 12looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (ASV)