Relevant ideas . .
2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 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.
2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
CD Liner notes
(Me & Toby, Parker, Nick & Bo)
Passion . . romance . . treasure beyond imagination . . conflict with evil . . and ultimate triumph - these are the things adventure is made of! And we all want adventure! Just ask Hollywood, which has made a science of knowing exactly which stories move the hearts of men. These primal themes resonate in our hearts as spiritual w\vestiges of a truth both simpler and more profound than human language can express. There is only One story in all of human history, One Hero, and a single myth uniting all hearts seeking for life, purity and truth . . for adventure and romance! Obiwan’s confrontation with Darth Vader in the corridor of the Deathstar where he prophesies, “Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possible imagine!” is a cinematic twist on Christ’s death and resurrection. The fatherless boy who chases Alan Ladd’s departing hero crying, “Shane! Come back Shane!” was each one of us, lamenting the departure of the good, true, loving a honorable protector that we all crave and seek. We all cried. And it was good that we did. What real human heart does not want to see good win, death vanquished, and Cinderella go to the ball? Is it not wonderful that such universal themes are planted to deeply in our hearts? For those who have by the grace of God faced themselves squarely and have tasted the despair of religion, of trying to qualify for God’s love by our performance, there is something better than trying to do things we don’t really want to do, giving money we don’t want to give, acting parts we don’t really feel and trying to be something we are not. Christianity is about shedding masks, not donning them for others, or worse, for ourselves or God. It is about being accepted as we really are, by someone who loves us more than we can presently know, who has promised to move heaven, hell and earth to make certain we all get to go to the party! It is about becoming what we have longed all along in our hearts to be . . good! The greatest adventure is the one we take with God, who loves us and does all things well, and has promised to take us to the ball, undeserving as we are. Yes, we’re headed for a party (for that’s what the marriage supper of the Lamb is) the likes of which the world has never seen. We’re headed for adventure . . and we thought you’d like to go . . so . . come on along!!