Peter(2) 3:1-13, Global Warming is No Joke

Global warming is no joke.  Read below.

3:1) This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you, 2) that you should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior: 3) knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts 4) and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." 5) For this they willfully forget that there were heavens from of old, and an earth formed out of water and amid water by the word of God, 6) by which means the world that existed then, being overflowed with water, perished. 7) But the heavens that exist now and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

8) But don't forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9) The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11) Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness, 12) looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13) But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

2 Peter 3:1-13 (WEB)

The subject of global warming is a curiosity in our day and age.  Cynical mention of the subject can bring laughter in some settings, while in other settings sober conversation will raise millions of dollars towards a solution.  For myself, one well done video I reviewed made an important point that we know very little about 100, 500, and 1,000 year weather and climate trends on planet earth.  Sure, we each experience annual season and weather patterns.  However, are there also climate and weather patterns that are on longer cycles?  If so millions and billions of dollars may not be able to do anything to stop it.

Furthermore, if God decides to melt the polar ice caps, who is going to stop Him?  Just praise God, get ready to bid for the extra real-estate down under, and hope you don't own property too close to the Jersey shore line as waters rise.  For all I know, the Lord may be melting things down to uncover a few mammoths, dinosaurs, and cities at the poles to stupefy the unbelieving.  Perhaps he is warming things up a bit to make things more comfortable for his return.  I would like to know just what is under the ice where those penguins keep going back to!  The grave of a master penguin trainer?

But I do not write this piece to enter the voluminous global warming debate.  Rather, I want to call attention to another weather and climate pattern in the history of our world, or not pattern, but a predetermined course for the temperature of our planet.  This present temporary heavens and earth will one day end in fire, to be replaced by an eternal permanent heavens and earth to be inhabited by those redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.  Have you entered a discussion about this global warming problem?  Have you made the preparations needed to step from the present heaven and earth to the new heaven and earth?

It is worth the investment of everything you have, and it is no joke.