But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s Word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By the same Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 2 Peter 3:5,7
In the Apostle Peter’s second letter to the TRUE BELIEVERS of his day, he addressed the problems with the false teachers who were bent on leading people away from the TRUE doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ and His return. The false teachers in this chapter are referred to as “scoffers” who, following their own evil desires, try to discount the return of Christ, saying: “Where is this coming He promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” (V4)
Then the Apostle Peter reminds the TRUE BELIEVER of the POWER of God’s WORD, saying that these scoffers DELIBERATELY FORGOT that by God’s WORD the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water, and the world was DESTROYED by God’s WORD and by water.
One important fact: The “WORLD” meant the inhabitants of the earth, and not the planet itself. The planet was not completely destroyed, only the inhabitants, except for Noah, his family and two of each species of wildlife.
And God is holding the earth in reserve until the time when He will DESTROY the earth by the power of His WORD, and by FIRE. The Day of the Lord includes the TRIBULATION, the MILLENIUM, and the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, where UNGODLY MANKIND, will be JUDGED and thrown into the Lake of Fire, this is their Day of Judgment and destruction. Will this be your destiny?
Then the heavens and earth will be destroyed by fire. All of this will be carried out by the POWER of God’s WORD. Just as this earth was created by God’s WORD, it will be destroyed by His WORD. If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are in danger of being cast into the Lake of Fire, but God in His AMAZING GRACE and ABUNDANT MERCY is offering you a WAY of escape by coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be SAVED by the blood of Jesus, and by the POWER of God’s WORD. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!