Sunday, February 14, 2016

Says Who? | Ernie's Musings

Says Who? | Ernie's Musings

After the Flood

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (2 Peter 3:3)

“Scoffers,” as defined by the Apostle Peter in the context of this verse, are those who reject the  teaching of Scripture concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, but more generally, scoffers  ridicule all teachings of Scripture. Scoffers become, as the Apostle Paul described, “fools” – “Professing themselves to be wise” (Romans 1:22). A “fool,” as defined by the Bible, is one who  “hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1). While the world has always had a good  number of “foolish scoffers,” it seems, to me at least, that their ranks have swelled in these “last  days,” or perhaps they have just gotten more brazen. The open and unapologetic Christian will  sooner or later encounter scoffers that will mock and challenge one’s faith in the Word of God.  When that happens, Peter says, “sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give  an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”  (1 Peter 3:15, emphasis mine).

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