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13 December 19

How should we react in the knowledge that this world is fungible? That it will end? Should we just retreat into an isolated community and let our society go fully into the pit of evil?

Or should we proclaim the gospel, for this is a time of mercy?

we should proclaim the gospel, and not just proclaim it, but live it.

So that all may come to Christ, for God does not want any of us to be lost. His work on the cross is still valid if only one person is without a relationship with him.

So let us not take our worth from this world: it will end, but instead from the Cross of Christ.

2 Peter 3:11-18

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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