2 Peter 3
Where are we headed? Where is our world going? What is God really doing? There are so many cries of warning today, from so many different quarters: from the economy to the ecology. After a while, we can turn a deaf ear. We feel that everything will somehow remain the same. Yet just a perusal of history would warn against that kind of ostrich, “bury your head in the sand” mentality. In Peter’s final letter, we discover what he was concerned about the welfare of people remaining behind facing some very real challenges. In the last chapter, of 2 Peter, Peter states his purpose in writing the letter. He addresses our thinking. He was concerned that we would be stimulated to wholesome thinking, which he knew would produce wholesome living.
In the first century, the church lived with an incredible expectation of Christ's return. Two thousand years later, Jesus hasn’t arrived yet. Many questions! Some have challenged the premise of His return. Yet others have called ours ‘the terminal generation.’ There is no question in most people’s minds that we are racing towards new frontiers. The Scriptures propose that we are racing towards a new world order. One where God will reign supreme in every heart, where judgment for sin will transpire. Where every injustice will be addressed. Where there will be a new heaven and a new earth. We are on the brink of Christ's return. We are drawing closer to that day. There are only two responses to the truth of Christ's return.