The way I heard the story was that a Christian and an atheist were riding side by side on the train and the Christian was reading his Bible. The atheist sought to mock him by asking, “Do you really believe that book?” The Christian said he did. The atheist laughed and scoffed at the teaching of the return of Christ. The Christian then said he believed the Bible because it already had spoken of the atheist. The atheist was puzzled and asked how that could be. The Christian quoted Second Peter 3: 3,4, “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 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.”
Yes, there are those who scoff at the teaching on the return of Christ and just about everything else the Bible reveals. But the Bible already has them pegged. They are not as smart as they think themselves to be. Their kind is already exposed. It is because they are “willingly… ignorant and the Bible has already identified them.