A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson





Beloved, ...stir up your pure minds by way of reminder, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days,. 2 Peter 3:1, 3

The implication of verses 1 & 2 is that we do not need ďnewĒ truths, but rather we need to be reminded of and remember the old truths that we already possess, but tend to forget. Itís easy for our thinking to become distorted through the godless culture around us and by those who deliberately attack the truthfulness and reliability of Godís Word.

The world mocks those of us who believe the biblical account of creation, as if we somehow havenít progressed in brain power much beyond some animal! When youíre constantly bombarded by this mindset, itís easy to get lulled into believing at least some of it. So we need to be stirred up (the word is used of awakening Jesus when He was asleep in the boat, Luke 8:24) to remember what Godís Word says.

John Calvin pointed out that even the godly, who have some degree of biblical learning, will become dim and mentally rusty if they do not receive these constant reminders and warnings. And so the church needs faithful teachers to impress the truth on the memory of their hearers, just as Peter is doing here. Why? Because we are living in the last days.

Adapted from: https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-11-mockers-and-coming-judgment-2-peter-31-7


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