Following Christ is hard. And then along comes this new, charismatic "holy" person with an exciting new message. "You can follow Christ and not suffer. You can enjoy yourself now! You can be popular with everyone. God is gracious and loving and merciful. This judgment day business is nonsense." Peter brings us right back to reality. He point us to several historic events from the biblical record that prove to us that God is indeed going to judge the world one day and all the wicked will perish in hell. Sodom and Gomorrah is a picture of it. The flood in Noah's day is a picture of it.