2 Peter 3:1-18
Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written 1 you,
in which 2 I am trying to stir up 3 your pure mind by way of reminder:
I want you to recall 4 both 5 the predictions 6 foretold by the holy prophets
and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. 7
Above all, understand this: 8
In the last days blatant scoffers 9 will come,
being propelled by their own evil urges 10
and saying, 11
“Where is his promised return? 12
For ever since 13 our ancestors 14 died, 15
all things have continued as they were 16 from the beginning of creation.”
For they deliberately suppress this fact, 17
that by the word of God 18
heavens existed long ago
and an earth 19 was formed out of water and by means of water.
Through these things 20 the world existing at that time was destroyed
when it was deluged with water.
But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire,
by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 21
Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, 22
that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord
and a thousand years are like a single day.
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, 23
as some regard slowness,
but is being patient toward you,
because he does not wish 24 for any 25 to perish
but for all to come to repentance. 26
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief;
when it comes, 27
the heavens will disappear 28 with a horrific noise, 29
and the celestial bodies 30 will melt away 31 in a blaze, 32
and the earth
and every deed done on it 33
will be laid bare. 34
Since all these things are to melt away 35 in this manner, 36
what sort of people must we 37 be,
conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, 38
while waiting for
and hastening 39
the coming of the day of God? 40
Because of this day, 41
the heavens will be burned up and 42
and the celestial bodies 43 will melt away in a blaze! 44
But, according to his promise,
we are waiting for 45 new heavens and a new earth,
in which 46 righteousness truly resides. 47
Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for 48 these things,
strive to be found 49 at peace, without spot or blemish,
when you come into his presence. 50
And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, 51
just as also our dear brother Paul 52 wrote to you, 53
according to the wisdom given to him,
speaking of these things in all his letters. 54
Some things in these letters 55 are hard to understand,
things 56 the ignorant and unstable twist 57 to their own destruction,
as they also do to the rest of the scriptures. 58
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, 59
be on your guard
that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men 60
and fall from your firm grasp on the truth. 61
But grow in the grace and knowledge 62 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be the honor both now and on 63 that eternal day. 64
Grow in the grace of God.
Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation
Strive to be found spotless and at peace
Peter reminds of the prophecies and commands pertaining to Jesus’ return..
In the last days, scoffers will come and tell others that Jesus’ return is not true..
The Lord has His own timeline and comes back unexpectedly.
You ought to be excellent christians..
This proposition talks about things melting away
v.11b-12c is a rhetorical question, that means “you ought to be excellent christians.
v.12d-13c talks both about things being burned up, and the promise of new heavens & earth.
I think both v.11a and v.12d-13c have the same thought or idea,namely, that both arcs talks about things melting away.. My confusion is that they have a difference, v.12d-13c has an additional idea - the fulfillment of God’s promise that He will return.
Actually kuya,v.17c-d is difficult for me..I think of three relationships that can be applied to this, progression, Ac-Res, or inference. Can you show the difference between the three kuya? Is this try out of the three correct kuya? PROGRESSION: (Do not) get led astray Then fall from grasp of truth. AC-RES: (Do not) get led astray That you fall from grasp of truth. INFERENCE: (Do not) get led astray therefore fall from grasp of truth.
I put SERIES on these kuya, because the two mainpoints are: 1. Be on your guard 2. Grow in the grace & knowledge of our Lord Jesus
This is not concessive, I think kuya. This is hard for me too. I tried Sit-Resp, saying, “Some things in Scripture are hard to understand, but the ignorant twist it.”
Burned up and dissolve, for me kuya, are two coordinate propositions.
I think v.10c & 10d have the same Idea kuya.
Why did it use the pronoun “it” instead of using “He” meaning Jesus? I have researched that it uses the pronoun “it” because it pertains to the day of Jesus’ return.
I did not put Idea-Exp in v.10a & v.10b-g, but a series, because I’m thinking that both descriptions of the day of Jesus’ return are not the same but two distinct ideas,namely: (1) it will be unexpected, (2) it will be horrifying.
I put concessive for v.5,6,7 because of the conjunction “but”, instead of three progression.
I put Id-Exp in v.5b-d & v.6, not a concessive, because the phrase “through these things” is like showing us that v.6 is an expansion of v.5b-d..I have researched that the phrase pertains to the Word & the water. What the Word & the water did at first was to create, and now in v.6, it also said that both causes judgment in Noah’s time.