2 PETER‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭‬‬

“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.””

2 Peter‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the most impressive evidences against those who mock Jesus is how one must be in order to deny him. Peter lived among these people in his old age and he predicted that more would be coming. For Peter this is particularly incredible because the witnesses to Jesus were still alive. Despite this, people showed themselves to be skeptics and cynics, even while acknowledging the miracles directly in front of them. The Pharisees famously surmised that his power of demons was just demons casting out demons. If this is the nature of a rebellious human heart with God directly in front of it, it is not hard to understand how the cynicism would grow further from his manifestation. That being said, even a cursory look at history shows us that Jesus was unique. The armchair historian who believes that Jesus is not unique is not paying attention. History ahead folded itself around his advent and been irrevocably changed by his presence. We have every reason to believe in him, despite the mockers. Jesus and his resurrection is the best attested fact of antiquity and we ought to be confident about this before we step into the world to share about it.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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