Bible: 2 Pet 3:3-11

3:3 Above all, understand this: 1  In the last days blatant scoffers 2  will come, being propelled by their own evil urges 3  3:4 and saying, 4 Where is his promised return? 5  For ever since 6  our ancestors 7  died, 8  all things have continued as they were 9  from the beginning of creation.” 3:5 For they deliberately suppress this fact, 10  that by the word of God 11  heavens existed long ago and an earth 12  was formed out of water and by means of water. 3:6 Through these things 13  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. 14 

3:8 Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, 15  that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day. 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, 16  as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish 17  for any 18  to perish but for all to come to repentance. 19  3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, 20  the heavens will disappear 21  with a horrific noise, 22  and the celestial bodies 23  will melt away 24  in a blaze, 25  and the earth and every deed done on it 26  will be laid bare. 27  3:11 Since all these things are to melt away 28  in this manner, 29  what sort of people must we 30  be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, 31 

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