The End of the World (1 of 2) by Marvin D. Patterson

The End of the World (1 of 2)
Series: The End of the World
Marvin Patterson
2 Peter 3:1-18

A pastor visited an older man. The Pastor said, ''At your age you should be thinking about the hereafter.'' The older man replied, ''Oh, I do all the time. No matter where I am - in the living room, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement - I ask myself 'What am I here after?'''

Introduction:

We are moving into the third chapter of this second Epistle that Simon Peter wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God! We saw in chapter one that we are to continue our Christian growth in the Lord by building upon our faith in the Lord. Listen to what Peter says back in 2 Peter 1:5-7,

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

And then in chapter two, we saw a scathing warning and rebuke against the false prophets that were invading the church, and upon which we still see 2,000 years later! Along with teaching false doctrines, they have two main characteristics. They are greedy, and they are immoral. They want to pad their pocketbooks, and they prey upon those who are weak and vulnerable! Tonight, we will examine a very exciting section of this book, and that is Bible prophecy! I have always had a love for studying Bible prophecy! Even though I grew up in a Baptist Church, I never remember hearing much about the coming of the Lord, and the rapture of the church!

So, when I was saved at the age of eighteen, I heard a Prophecy Evangelist by the name of Jack Van Impe! Has anyone ever heard of him? He is the walking Bible. He can quote the entire Bible, and he specializes on future events. I still remember hearing him preach the last time he came to the Greensboro coliseum. He told how the Lord was coming back to rapture the church to ...


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