2 Peter 3
King James Version (KJV)
3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
My answer to this is yes and yes! It is fascinating that this seems to be the majority opinion in defiance of what most liberal media would report.
Two pro-abortion activists attacked the office of the pro-life group Operation Rescue and destroyed a security camera at the organization’s central Kansas headquarters.
Troy Newman, the head of the pro-life group, informed LifeNews of what happened.
He said: “My heart sunk – no, stopped – when the Wichita Police investigator asked me: “Mr. Newman, do you have any enemies? Anyone who really doesn’t like you and wants to hurt you? You know the answer to that question”
“They asked me because they were called to our office to investigate WHY someone had gone to all the trouble to DISABLE our surveillance/security camera system… and then leave,” he said. “One of the veteran officers told me that, in all his years on the force, he had never seen anyone do that. He said it usually means BIG trouble is on the way. And so I asked myself this question. Is a Violent Attack on Operation Rescue Imminent?” Read the rest at Life News.com
Leading pro-life organizations are continuing efforts to get pro-life people to lobby members of the Senate against ending the filibuster.
They are worried about a move by pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate to kill the filibuster. If Harry Reid and his colleagues are successful, it would pave the way for President Barack Obama’s abortion agenda.
Today, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List sent out a legislative alert to its members.
Read the rest at Life News.com
The Pharisees’ sad transition from God’s most zealous defenders to Jesus’ archenemies is important for every Christian to understand.
As long as our only image of a Pharisee is that of a spiritual loser and perennial enemy of Jesus, we’ll never recognize the clear and present danger in our own life.
I’ve found that becoming a modern-day, accidental Pharisee is a lot like eating at Denny’s.
No one wants to go there. We just end up there.
The journey usually starts out innocently enough. Read the rest at Church Leaders.com