But know this first--(2 Peter 3:3) 'that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (4) 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. (5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word* (#3056; 'logos) of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water; (6) whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: (7) 'But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word* (#3056; 'logos) are kept in store, reserved* (#083; 'terio';watched over) unto fire against* (#1519; 'eis'; unto) the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. (8) But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day (is) with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (his coming which brings about these events), as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;----.'
'Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know (these things) before (beforehand), beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness' (verse 17).