When Skeptics Mock

Skeptics are always looking for loopholes. They try to find something inconsistent with the truth, or, they twist the truth around to make something sound plausible.

From of old, Skeptics have been saying, ‘Where is this coming He promised?’ ‘If your God is so real, He would have come back by now.”

People in the days of Noah weren’t paying attention either. They went on living life as usual, even though there was a man making a strange boat (whatever that was). They should have been concerned, but they weren’t. Then they were taken by surprise. No one survived but those in the boat.

Those in Noah’s day had several years to think about this. It took many, many years to build the Ark, and they just ignored this whole activity. The promised flood did come.

Today, we all know deep down in our hearts, if we are honest with ourselves, that there is a God, and we will give account to Him when our lives are over. One day, God’s Son will return to earth to collect all His children, all those who have repented and placed their trust in Christ.

The Skeptic is pragmatic. He sees only as far as today. He has lost sight of eternity. He knows nothing of God’s mercy. If it doesn’t happen now, its not going to happen, he thinks. But there is another angle to this that Skeptics don’t understand. Really, none of us do fully.
Here is what the Bible says about this: “…knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”  For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,  and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.2 Peter 3:4-10 ESV. 

Don’t forget, and here is the main point we have to remember that is left out of the equation; God does not want anyone to perish! He will wait for those who will repent and turn to Him, to come to Him before He comes back to judge the earth.
If Jesus came back today, there are many who would not be ready. God is a lot more patient with us than we are with ourselves and with others. God will take whatever time necessary to prepare a person to come to Him through Christ, to be reconciled back to Him. The Skeptic sees this as a loophole, but, in reality, it is God’s mercy that Jesus didn’t come back yesterday as there would be some who would not have been gathered with all the saints yet. Only God knows how many more days He will wait before He comes back. The key for us is to be ready.

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