Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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.
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.