"But the Day of the Lord will come;
it will come, unexpected as a thief.
On that day, the heavens will disappear"
"and the elements
will be dissolved with fire, and
the earth and the works that are upon it" "will
"Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you
to be in lives of holiness and Godliness waiting for and
hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will
be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will (be dissolved) with fire! But according to
His promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness
dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by Him
without spot or blemish, and at peace." (2 Peter 3:10-14
NEB & RSV).
"The end of all things is
upon us, so you must lead an ordered and sober life, given
to prayer. Above all, keep your love for one another at full strength,
because love cancels innumerable sins."