Who are the present scoffers of the 2nd coming today?

There are also people who say full Preterism is extreme and quote verses like this. 

2 Peter 3:3-4

knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 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 creation.”

First and foremost. 

This epistle is written sometime in AD65. The second coming took place in AD70. 

Now read this. 

2 Peter 3:7

But the heavens and the earth which are NOW preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Peter clearly spells out that the creation (then) was reserved for destruction. So Peter was writing to audiences in AD65. 

Now read this. 

2 Peter 3:10

The Day of the Lord

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

He also refers to Paul. 

2 Peter 3:15

and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,

Now this is Paul says. 

1 Thessalonians 5:1

Chapter 5

The Day of the Lord

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

Then this. 

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

This is because the Thessalonians knew exactly when this would take place. 

This is because Paul told them this is an earlier chapter. 

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans, who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men, forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

The coming was against the Jews in his generation. 

It is for this reason that Peter wrote to his audience about their behavior. If it is in our future, why should they care about how they behave?

2 Peter 3:11-12

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought YOU to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

Here again you see it was written to his audience. 

2 Peter 3:14

Be Steadfast

Therefore, beloved, LOOKING FORWARD to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;

You can clearly see Peter tells them that they (his audience) that was to look forward to these things. 

Knowing very well it will happen soon in their generation. 


Please don’t simply quote verses without knowing when they are written.

Timing of authorship of 2nd Peter. 

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