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
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.
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