The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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Just By Way Of Reminder

"Know this first of all that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation' "  (2 Pet.3:3-4).

Just a little side note before we start... In the 1st verse of chapter three (3), Peter says "beloved, I now write to you this 2nd epistle." Naturally we assume of that epistle as 1st Peter, but since they they were addressed to different parts of the world, and the subject matter is considerably different, that was probably not the other letter.  The recognition that Peter and Paul wrote other letters that were not included in the New Testament, attests that this is more than likely true... This presents no obstacle to faith, in that the Holy Spirit not only inspired the authors of the Bible, but He also saw to it that the books He inspired were included in the New Testament. Peter wanted his readers to understand that the teaching they had received had been the truth. Earlier, he had reassured them that they had been firmly established in the truth (2 Pet.1:12). Peter's purpose stayed firm, and was the same as it had always been. They were saved because the message he had taught them had taken root in their hearts, and naturally in our hearts too. The false teachers needed some new ammo... Having failed to shake their faith, they were now using a new tactic that we see in today's verses. If we are in the last days, and this Jesus guy promised to come back, were is He? Lets make this perfectly clear... The "last days" refers to the time between Christ's 1st and 2nd coming... Although 2,000 years has transpired, we are still in those last days. In the 1st century they said this; "Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation..."  It is hardly surprising that mockers 2,000 years later bring up the same charge. In His own due time, the Lord will appear. For those mockers, we can use Jesus' own words. He said He will come on a day he does not expect him and an hour he does not know... (Matt.24:50). This is just by way of reminder...

Have a great day.... Do good and give God the credit....    Love                             mark                             Phil.4:11

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