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were from the beginning of creation". The same creed finds an echo from the present day
school of evolutionists. We quote from The Genesis Flood by J. 100: Whitcomb, Jr., Th.D.
and H. M. Morris, Ph.D.:
"Even evangelical Christians, though still professing belief in the divine validity of
Scripture, have often capitulated to uniformitarian scholarship, denying the universality
of the Flood and, with the denial, thereby sacrificing its mighty evangelistic witness to a
world in rebellion against its Creator. (A footnote to this reads) Uniformitarianism is the
belief that existing physical processes, acting essentially as at present, are sufficient to
account for all past changes and for the present state of the astronomic, geologic and
biologic universe. The principle of uniformity in present processes is both scientific and
Scriptural (Gen.8:22) but comes into conflict with Biblical revelation when utilized to
deny the possibility of past or future miraculous suspension or alteration of those
processes by their Creator" (page 20).
3: 5 - 10.
pp. 79, 80
The Second Advent of Christ is not preached or made the subject of warning as much
as it should be. Neither is its connection with Israel sufficiently emphasized. We need to
remember that the word lust has not necessarily an application to sex or fleshly desires.
It means a strong desire and as such can also have reference to doctrinal quirks and
gimmicks that have little to do with the will of God.
"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: whereby the world that then
was, being overflowed with water, perished. 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" (3: 5-7).
Peter by inspiration affirms the fact of a universal flood and uses it as proof of a future
judgment on the world by fire. Peter uses the word "reserved", the Greek for which is
often translated "keep". We have here stated the supreme sovereignty of God in the
enactment of His foreordained will. We are given signs, if we have eyes to see, when
these future acts of judgment will come but the exact date and moment is hid in God.
Even when Christ was on earth He affirmed that only His Father knew the day and the
hour (Matt. 24: 36). Jude (verse 6) refers to the angels that kept not their first estate
"reserved . . . . . unto judgment". All the progeny of Adam await their respective day of
judgment and here in verse 7 even the present heavens and earth are kept for that terrible
moment of destruction. The details we shall find in verse 10 well accord with what we
have seen and heard described of minor atomic explosions. Russia and the U.S.A. we
understand are primed with thousands of missiles capable of destroying a great part of the
earth in a moment of time. Our great comfort is in the Word "kept" or "reserved" in
verse 7. This holocaust will only happen when God is ready and it will be under His