Bible: 2 Pet 3:1-7

The False Teachers’ Denial of the Lord’s Return

3:1 Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written 1  you, in which 2  I am trying to stir up 3  your pure mind by way of reminder: 3:2 I want you to recall 4  both 5  the predictions 6  foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. 7  3:3 Above all, understand this: 8  In the last days blatant scoffers 9  will come, being propelled by their own evil urges 10  3:4 and saying, 11 Where is his promised return? 12  For ever since 13  our ancestors 14  died, 15  all things have continued as they were 16  from the beginning of creation.” 3:5 For they deliberately suppress this fact, 17  that by the word of God 18  heavens existed long ago and an earth 19  was formed out of water and by means of water. 3:6 Through these things 20  the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water. 3:7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 21 

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