Introduction and review
Yesterday's post attempted to connect the dots between absolute moral standards, The Existence of The Divine Moral Lawgiver and the Eternal realities of Heaven and Hell. 2 Peter has been the launching point of our discussion over the last two posts. We ended yesterday with the following logic:
1. Moral standards includes definitions of right and wrong, justice and injustice and their associated consequences
Today I want us to begin delving further into the actual argument of Peter in his 2nd letter. This little letter of Peter's is quite significant in understanding how we see eternity beyond this life. Peter clearly draws the connecting points between how we relate to the God of eternity in this life and our eternal destination in the next life. We will sketch out Peter's main points today and then look at them in more detail tomorrow.
1. Physical and spiritual life are rooted in God. 2 Peter 1:3-9
2. Eternity in Heaven follows from your relationship with God. 2 Peter 1:10-12
3. Eternity in Hell results from your final rejection of God. 2 Peter 2:1-2,10,15; 3:16
4. Eternity with you is the desire of God. 2 Peter 3:9, 10-12