Based on Peter's prophetic announcements in 2 Peter 3:10, the author attempts to prepare believers for the end time when the Lord Jesus will return to take his people. The article emphasizes the fact that it will not just be a quiet end: it will be disastrous for those who are not in the Lord, but joyful for those who are in the Lord, who are already anticipating meeting the Lord.
The author examines the meaning of the Greek word agorazo from 2 Peter 2:1, a text quoted by some to argue the case for universal atonement. Then the article briefly looks at the misuse of agorazo, to show the fallacy involved in the universalist's argument. The article ends with a fresh look at the verse in light of the discussion, to attempt to offer a better understanding of its meaning.
What should be imagined is new about the new heaven and the new earth, proclaimed in Revelation 21:1-8 and 2 Peter 3:10-13? Does Revelation portray God as creating a new heaven and earth ex nihilo? Will the new earth be a reproduction of the pre-fall original creation, or will it somehow be a renewal of this present creation after the fall?