Explanation of Worldly Reasoning
"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts." 2 Pet. 3:3
Knowing this in vs. 3 is the next expression to note. This introduces the reasoning of the world, which has forever led the way to complacency and final doom. When the apostle uses the expression "knowing this," it is then time to listen attentively. He is about to present the important. Here he warns believers of the deliberately deceiving dialectic that determines the doom of the disobedient. Very simply it is this: Since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. In this sort of logic, it is assumed that since there was no judgment in the past, there will be none in the future.