Science Fiction usually gets one thing right about human nature. There are always those that are mindful of what is coming and those who mock the imminent threat. It is true in fiction and it is true in how we live our lives.
The apostle Peter is an archetypical hero in God’s story. This rash, impetuous sinful man is captured by a holy vision and experience of the living Christ. He becomes a leader in an underground movement that believes in a new paradigm of life on earth and in the coming Kingdom of Jesus.
He writes to remind the followers that they should live their lives with imminent awareness that Christ will return and every moment counts toward that day.
Peter differentiates between those who are mindful of God’s promises and those who mock the very notion of God’s existence and intervention.