2 Peter 3:3-4 -Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”
We are living in a time where the bible describes as the "days of evil".
In this text, we are given an important reminded that in these last and evil days in which we now live, scoffers will come with mockery. They will mock Christ promise of his 2nd return by stating that nothing has changed since the world was first created.
Therefore, be not surprise, count it not strange when you encounter them for this text on today forewarns us of the coming of those who mock the truth of God's Word and follow their own desires.
The word translated "scoffer" in English can mean "one who mocks, ridicules, or scorns the belief of another." In Hebrew, the word translated "scoffer" or "mocker" can also mean "ambassador." So a scoffer is one who not only disagrees with an idea, but he also considers himself an ambassador for the opposing idea.
Scoffers are everywhere. Some of them are friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, strangers, atheists, etc. They are those who reject God, they deny biblical truths, they love and follow their own desires and not God's will for their lives.
The people in Noah’s day scoffed at the idea of a Flood, and the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah scoffed at the possibility of fire and brimstone destroying their sinful city. If they mocked them, you and I too will be mocked for the Gospel sake. But, count it all joy that you are persecuted for righteousness sake. "GREAT" is your reward in heaven!
In this verse, the scoffers referred to by Peter are those people who refuse to take the Bible serious when it speaks about Christ’s return and the certainty of judgment.
Oh, what sorrow lies ahead for those who mock God.
God is not slack nor late in His 2nd coming. The truth of the matter is found in 2 Peter 3:9-10- The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
Are you a scoffer? I can only hope and pray that you are not.