Defending the Second Coming – 2 Peter 3:1-9

Defending the Second Coming – 2 Peter 3:1-9

Sunday Service – 9/3/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“Defending the Second Coming”







  1. The Attacks on the Second Coming 3:3-4
    1. The Emotional Attack (3:3a)
    2. The Moral Attack (3:3b)
    3. The Intellectual Attack (3:4)
  2. The Defenses of the Second Coming 3:1-2, 5-9
    1. The Word of God (3:1-2)
    2. The Activities of God (3:5-7)
    3. The Timing of God (3:8)
    4. The Character of God (3:9)


2Pet. 3:1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


2Pet. 3:8   But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.


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