Long Suffering of God
There’s always been good business predicting the end of the world. Some followers gave up their jobs, sold their homes, stopped investing in their children’s college funds and spent large sums promoting via radio network and other promotional means to spread the prediction globally.
Scientist accepted the fact that our planet will one day be consumed by the Sun, modern science has calculated that that will not happened for several billion years.
But that hasn’t stopped mankind repeatedly predicting that the world is about to end. In fact, doomsday prophecies have been made ever since we started using calendars, with flood, famine, incoming asteroids and nuclear wars among the favored causes of annihilation. Predictions on the end of the world never came and scoffers are scoring and laughing.
2 Pet 3:3 Knowing this first, that there will come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
The Bible speaks of a sure thing that God will execute judgment upon all and to punished the ungodly committed in words and in deeds. As to when he will end the world? no one knows not even angels in heaven.
Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convict all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have impiously committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
The long-suffering of God is salvation as in the days of Noah where he waited one hundred twenty long years while preparing for the ark and as in the days of the Israelite who serves as slave of the Egyptians for four hundred years freed not until the iniquity of the Amorites is full.
Gen 15:13 And he said to Abram, Know certainly that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Ex 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them out of that land, to a good land, and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
God wants all men to be saved, he is patiently waiting for the sinners to repent but when the fullness of wickedness and holiness are fulfilled, then comes the execution of judgment.
2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Cor 10:6 And having in a readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
When disobedience and obedience is at it’s fullest, it’s finished. The obedient in the kingdom of God and the disobedient in the lake of fire where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.