Apparently, the “last-days scoffers” are those have chosen to be ignorant for ignorance sake. According to Jesus the Christ, their spiritual blindness, then, is unto death, as was the spiritual blindness of the people in Noah’s day. Indeed, just as God’s promised wrath, a long time ago, was poured out upon the Earth, assigning a watery death to all but eight humans, He also has promised, once again, to destroy by fire this current world’s evil men and women, and to bring the end-time age in which they live to an end, and to do it swiftly (cf. 2 Peter 3:7-12). Moreover, Peter uses this promised future wrath of God, not to frighten believers, but to encourage them, so that they will continue to trust that God will fulfill ALL of His promises.