God’s Final Word: His Son
1 John 2:18
Warnings Against Denying the Son
1 Peter 4:7
1 Corinthians 7:29
1 Corinthians 7:25-28
Concerning the Unmarried
2 Peter 3:3-10
2 Peter is a later written apologetic by someone not Peter actually but claiming to be Peter (forgery) to explain why Jesus had not returned and is used to this day. Written in perfect Greek, this is no Peter the fisherman writing. It, typical of today even, blames "scoffers" rather than the failure of Jesus words to come to pass along with Peter and Paul's. Scoffers are nothing less than "noticers of that which is true."
The Day Is Near11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
What words don't we understand?
The answer to "we know now it was not for them which proves it is for us" is not the correct conclusion to draw from this. These men in the early church and Jesus himself were simply wrong about their perceptions about how the times they were living in were going to work out. This is what the text reveals. It is a mental habit, a gift of the church, to read and hear these words in print as if they were written yesterday to us. They were not.