What is a Scoffer?

One who scoffs, the proud, a hater of knowledge, a mocker and a scorner:

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. Proverbs 14:6  • “True wisdom is not to be won by those who are too conceited to receive instruction, and presume to depend upon their own judgment, and to weigh everything by their own standard. This is especially true of the knowledge of Divine things, which “scorners” never really acquire.”—Pulpit Commentary.

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. Proverbs 21:24 • “The proverb explains their contempt of revealed religion proceeds from pride of intellect, which refuses instruction, and blinds the eyes to the truth.”—Pulpit Commentary.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. Psalm 1:1

How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. Jude 1:18

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. 2 Peter 3:3-4 • More Commentaries • Read more here.

“We are in the most biblically relevant times in history with the least amount of interest in them. We are in a season of exploding “signs of the times” with the most amount of scoffing (all predicted). Everything is now accelerated. Everything is on overdrive—except the interest in all of these things. The obsession with social justice has replaced the good news that the King is coming. It has also replaced the Great Commission and the gospel of salvation. Many would rather save the planet than save souls or talk about the Lord’s return.”—Jan Markell.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28