The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation.

In his second epistle, Peter addressed the growing weariness and discouragement of some Christians due to the apparent “delay” in the promised “coming” of Jesus, an open door that false teachers and critics were exploiting. Instead of all the predicted terrestrial and cosmic upheaval, daily life was continuing as it always had.

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SYNOPSIS – The conduct of the church may “hasten the Day of the Lord.” In the interim, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day inevitably arrives – 2 Peter 3:3-14

In his second epistle, Peter explained the apparent “delay” in the arrival of Jesus and the “Day of the Lord.” In doing so, he linked that day with the final judgment and the new creation. Moreover, the Apostle argued that the conduct of the church could, in fact, “hasten” the day’s arrival. According to his letter, God is characterized by mercy and responds positively to repentance – Peter was no fatalist. The relationship of men and women with the Father is dynamic, not static.

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The Apostle Paul links the future resurrection with the New Creation, the promised redemption includes both events – Romans 8:1-23.

In the eighth chapter of Romans, Paul wrote that for all those who are “in Jesus” there is “now no condemnation,” the result of the “law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and of death. Adam’s sin condemned humanity and the creation to bondage under sin and death even though God had declared the entire universe “good.”

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According to Paul, the land promised to Abraham envisioned the inclusion of the entire world Romans 4:13.

God began to redeem humanity with His covenant with Abraham, beginning with the summons for him to leave his homeland for the “land that I will show you.” Yahweh would make him into a “great nation,” and in the Patriarch, He would “bless all the clans of the earth.” And from the start, the land promise was central to the covenant.

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