MINDERS AND MOCKERS


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.


2 Peter 3:2-9
3:2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 They will say, "Where is this `coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." 
5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.


Peter differentiates between those who are mindful of God’s promises and those who mock the very notion of God’s existence and intervention.




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