Scoffers, Beware!

Beware

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 the ungodly. — 2 Peter 3:6-7 NIV

Men, Peter mentions those who deny the Lord, our God, as Creator. Those people who scoff at believers as superstitious or too unlearned to adhere to the theories of science. Peter says they deliberately forget that by the Word of God, heaven existed, and earth was formed out of water which He created. By the same Word of God this present heaven and earth are being preserved for judgment by fire, for the destruction of the ungodly.

Those that scoff at the things of God, our Father, have put themselves on a path to certain destruction. A person can deny that the Lord is our Creator and Sustaining Power for only so long. Some deny that the world is round, but the world is round nonetheless.

There is an end coming. This end will be met with fire, like a cosmic control burn, purging His creation of weeds and undergrowth. Those who continue to deny Him will be consumed. Sometimes it is hard to be on the receiving side of scoffers, but in the end, which will come, we who endure with faithfulness, resting in His name, will escape His wrath in mercy.

Move forward men, praying for the scoffers of this age. They willfully deny the Lord our God, dangerously playing chicken with a timeline that only the Father in heaven is aware of. In their arrogance and disdain for the Lord they adhere to unprovable and improbable theories. The truth is not in them, and they are blind to their condition. It will be a sad and horrifying day for them in the end.

Pray brothers, that the light of heaven penetrates the darkness of their hearts. Endure the trials this age doles out to us. The Lord is patient and merciful. He rewards our suffering and hears our prayers.

Vance Durrance

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