Fact: Like a thief in the night

Like a thief in the night. Peter says the return of Christ at the end of time will be unexpected, “like a thief” (3:10). Several other NT passages describe the Lord’s return in this same way (see Matt. 24:43; 1 Thess. 5:2; Rev. 3:3). Christ’s return will be a welcome surprise, however, for his true disciples.