Unsolicited Advice

   Some have said, “Unsolicited advice is seldom heeded and often scorned,” but the Bible says, “A wise man will hear and will increase learning.”  (Proverbs 1:5).

   The books of First and Second Peter have a lot to say about past, present and future judgment.  While there is no such thing as an evolutionary “Big Bang,” there is a biblical “Big Bang.”

   “But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which heavens will pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” (2 Peter 3:10).

   The warning by Peter of future judgment needs to be heeded by every God-fearing Christian.  We are two thousand years closer to this judgment than we were when Peter wrote about it.  Peter spoke of scoffers who would deny the coming judgment of God.

   He reminded them of the Flood of Noah’s day that destroyed all but eight people.  God is long-suffering and not willing that any should perish (verse 9), but world-wide judgment will come.  Peter reminds us that a thousand years is as one day to the Lord (verse 8), so what if it has been two thousand years since the warning was issued?  This is nothing to God.

   Noah was a preacher of righteousness (2:5), but no one heeded this warning and all were des ...

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