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Is Peter Suggesting That Jesus Will Return On or Before the day of the Lord?

Peter is not talking about the coming of the Lord. Oh, Yes! He mentions Jesus' coming. But Peter does that only because he wants us to know that in the last days there will come scoffers who will be poking fun of or denying His coming. Peter is not saying that the Lord is coming on or right before "the day of the Lord." The only reason Jesus' coming is mentioned is to show that the scoffers are scoffing about Jesus' return. If Peter's day of the Lord were the same Day of the Lord that the pre-wrath book suggests it is, which it is not, then one ought to be able to see the descriptions of those 7 trumpet judgments, instead of the end of the world (II Pet. 3: 10, 12) and the day of judgment and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men (II Pet. 3: 7) that Peter describes. The day of judgment and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men (II Pet. 3: 7) is the same as the judgment of the lost (unsaved) of all Ages (Rev. 20: 11 - 15), who will one day stand before God, Jesus, at "the Great White Throne Judgment" at the same time when the heaven(s) and the earth are being destroyed by fire (Rev. 20: 11, 12 - 15). That is what, I believe, Peter was describing in his epistle (book). Part of II Peter 3 is referring to what is happening before the Millennium (II Pet. 3: 1 - 6, 8 - 9, 11, and also 14 - 18), and the rest of it is describing what will take place after the Millennium, the 1000 year reign of Christ (II Pet. 3: 7, 10, 12 - 13), and after Satan's and man's final rebellion (Rev. 20: 7 - 10). Please remember, Peters "day of the Lord" is the end of the world, which happens after the 1000 year reign of Christ. This is when the heaven(s) and the earth are destroyed by fire. They will pass away. (See II Pet. 3: 10, Rev. 20: 11, fled away, 21: 1.). So, Peter is not suggesting that Jesus will return in the Rapture or the Revelation Second Coming because they will have already happened when Peter's "day of the Lord" is taking place. Those two events (comings) will happen before the Millennium, the 1000 year reign of Christ.


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