2 PETER‬ ‭3:11-12‬‬‬

“Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames.”
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2 Peter‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is a coming judgement that will be far more pervasive and extreme than the last one. Instead of the cleansing force of water, it will come with purifying and purging force of fire. Modern Christians and proselytes wish to be motivated by the gentler truths. They wish to come to God because of his non-offensive and loving nature. But God is so much bigger in scope than this. It is his living nature which preserves us from the purge of our corruption, but it is his judgement which does the purging. Our mindset should be that which stares into the future with desperation as to what it becomes without God to save us. It is only in him that our souls can ride out the storm that they deserve. This is a right mindset that many Christians would do well to build into their relationship with their creator. My knowledge of God should be enough, that I can acknowledge how terrifying it would be to be outside of his good intentions for me. This should make my love for him even stronger.

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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