The whole purpose of the Bible is to bring lost mankind to the knowledge of salvation.
All that matters to God is the salvation of mankind. And that should be all that matters to Christians!
But most never share their faith. Not even once.
“Eternal Lives Matter”
None will escape Judgement. As believers, we know this truth.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all (lost and saved) that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.’
‘It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [ judgment and wrath].’
So we must share the gospel at all costs. Because that’s ALL that God wants and He is pleading with us to share this message this amazing message of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:20
‘So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God.’
The Apostle Peter’s Last Word’s
It’s important to note that these are the very last words that the apostle Peter would write. And that most of Paul’s epistles have already been written and are circulating among the small house Churches.
II Peter 3:15
“And account (or take note/understand) that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; (the whole reason Scripture, is to bring lost humanity to a knowledge of salvation) even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;”
Now verse 16.
II Peter 3:16a
“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; (what things is Peter referring too? Salvation! How to be saved, and how we are to know we’re saved. So Peter says, ‘That Paul is speaking of these things’) in which are some things hard to be understood,…(Paul’s message was new and hard to comprehend after all for 1500 years God had no dealings with the Gentile world. But now, Paul’s message was salvation for both Jew and Gentile apart from the law and temple worship. Nevertheless Peter is admonishing his readers to go to Paul for salvation.)
Finishing up verse 16.
II Peter 3:16b
“…in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, (or twisting what was revealed to Paul) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”
Wow! Just Wow. Peter makes it so clear that God cares firstly and above all, about the salvation of mankind. And admonishes his readers to find the message of salvation in Paul letters!!!