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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief - Suddenly, unexpectedly. In which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise - Surprisingly expressed by the very sound of the original word. The elements shall melt with fervent heat - The elements seem to mean, the sun, moon, and stars; not the four, commonly so called; for air and water cannot melt, and the earth is mentioned immediately after. The earth and all the works - Whether of nature or art. That are therein shall be burned up - And has not God already abundantly provided for this? 1. By the stores of subterranean fire which are so frequently bursting out at Aetna, Vesuvius, Hecla, and many other burning mountains. 2. By the ethereal (vulgarly called electrical) fire, diffused through the whole globe; which, if the secret chain that now binds it up were loosed, would immediately dissolve the whole frame of nature. 3. By comets, one of which, if it touch the earth in its course toward the sun, must needs strike it into that abyss of fire; if in its return from the sun, when it is heated, as a great man computes, two thousand times hotter than a red - hot cannonball, it must destroy all vegetables and animals long before their contact, and soon after burn it up.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come. This expression usually, but not always, refers to the second advent. Such is the meaning here. As a thief in the night. When people are not expecting it. Compare 1Th 5:2 Mt 24:43. In which the heavens shall pass away. See Lu 21:33. The elements shall melt. The material of which they are composed. The earth also and the works that are therein, shall be burnt up. The earth and all man's creations. That the world shall come to an end seems to be written in its very constitution. A slight change in the constitution of the atmosphere, or the decomposition of its water would wrap it in flame. Science finds the elements of final dissolution in the relations of the earth and sun. According to the ratio of increase in two centuries the would will not have resources to feed its population. In a few hundred years the coal resources of the world will fail. These and many other facts point to a necessary and inevitable change.
Maggie's comment on 2014-01-19 16:40:16:
The outerspace was designed for smog-fumes etc to go into and now through the space station enterprises there are over 400,000 pieces of space junk floating around at lower earth level-4-500 KM above earth burning at 2000 degrees. The gases used by these in shuttling them into space is toxi so it is ruining our air-and polluting our oceans and earth by the pieces falling back into the ocean or onto earth. On top of this the ones that may collide in space and hit another one and breaking into up to 100 pieces to hit another one. These pieces are travelling at horrendous speeds around the earth. Edmonton Alberta Canada is one example where they had to come in with suits on to clean up the mess when junk from a shuttle landed as these pieces are all toxic. I think they would have been much better off to provide insurance and food for families that cant afford it instead of spending billions of dollars going into space-that may or may not cause a disaster beyond our imagination.
God said he would never again destroy the earth but what about man.
Bearnom2010's comment on 2013-12-05 16:33:37:
No, We are not going to heaven. According to this: Matthew 5:5 — Meek Inherit the Earth.
Adam and Eve was supposed to live forgive on this Earth in Pardise and be fruit and have a children but they failed and disobey in the name of God.
He said he promised for righteous and unrighteous to live here forever and removed the wick of the system of things. Wait a minute.. Unrighteous too ? Yes.. Here: The book goes on to say—“But why will Jesus permit a man who was a criminal to live in Paradise?
Acts 24:15: I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
Luke 23:42 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Other criminal insulted Jesus will not come with him in Paradise at all.
So that the unrighteous will have an opportunity to prove that he love God in new Earth right here. Yes, for one thousand years.
God has a name. Jesus said: “Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified” Matthew 6:9.
The father has a name. Go to your bible and you will be shock even your churches a false churches do not taught God's name. God and Lord is the subjects! PSALM 83:18 -- His name is what ? Yes, JEHOVAH!
Joanna's comment on 2013-09-15 00:16:44:
So many people think that every single Christian on the planet will be taken to heaven when Jesus comes back. But what they don't realize is that only the perfected Christians will go. To escape the tribulation that will come we must be perfected in the fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith (in God), humility, and self-control.
Alicia's comment on 2013-09-14 23:44:52:
Lord, we wait for you. For you, the true Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, are longsuffering and delay for the savation of others. What a merciful God!!!
Tolu's comment on 2013-09-14 16:28:22:
We should not let our gaze waiver from looking unto that lamb who made himself a sacrifice for us through this he will strenghten us when the earth will melt we will be smiling as we'l beheld his glory.
Carla's comment on 2013-08-31 16:07:09:
We must not just be watchful, but also ready at all times.
Denise's comment on 2013-01-05 08:44:47:
Even so, come Lord Jesus. We are to watch for His appearing! Matthew 25:13
Anon's comment on 2011-02-10 11:29:04:
How did the Apostles know about the elements?
DAVID STOREY's comment on 2010-03-18 10:14:29:
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