This is the seconde pistle that I now wryte vnto you beloved wherwith I stere vp and warne youre pure myndes to call to remembrauce
the wordes which were tolde before of the holy prophetes and also the commaundement of vs the apostles of the lorde and saveour.
This fyrst vnderstode that ther shall come in the last dayes mockers which will walke after their awne lustes
and saye. Where is the promes of his comynge? For sence ye fathers dyed all thinges cotinue in ye same estate wher in they were at ye begynninge.
This they knowe not (and that willyngly) how that the hevens a great whyle ago were and the erth that was in the water appered vp out of the water by the worde of god:
by the which thinges the worlde yt then was perisshed over flowen wt the water.
But the heves verely and erth which are now are kept by the same worde in store and reserved vnto fyre agaynst the daye of iudgement and perdicion of vngodly men.