Yet, on the other hand, it was a warning to the Christians. If we did as Peter has instructed—fix our hope completely on the grace to be brought at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1:13)—our neighbors would begin to see the ark in our lives, and we would have many opportunities of explaining our hope. In the Old Testament this refers … Jan 13, 2008. 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. These words are a quotation from the prophet Isaiah, with some very significant variations. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… 1 Since therefore # ch. Alford's explanation is wrong, "that they might be judged according to men as regards the flesh," that is, be in the state of the completed sentence on sin, which is death after the flesh. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 b. The material in this letters bears definite resemblance to his messages in the book of Acts. And he’d caught a glimpse of the glory to follow (2 Pe 1:16–18; Mk 9:2–3). John Piper Jan 13, 2008 57 Shares Sermon. Now why, in these two cases, do the writers take pains to point the antithesis between “flesh” and “spirit,” if, after all, the flesh is to share the mercy shown to the spirit? * 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same attitude (for whoever suffers in the flesh has broken with sin), 2 so as not to spend what remains of one’s life in the flesh on human desires, but on the will of God. NO. 2 John. 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 New International Version (NIV). Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. How, then, will they be hereafter condemned to a judicial destruction of the flesh, but a merciful preservation of the spirit? 14, 15. Sep 22, 2016. The focal passage, 3:13-4:6, features three statements that have perplexed interpreters. John Piper Sep 22, 2016 453 Shares For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead. 1 Peter 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:13, NIV: "But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." It was natural, in such a connection, to refer to those who had died in the faith, and to show, for their encouragement, that though they had been put to death, yet they still lived to God. that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head; to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh —. 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (black) 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (beige) 1 Peter 5:7 Casting All Your … It seems to me that the most natural and obvious interpretation is to refer it to those who were then dead, to whom the gospel had been preached when living, and who had become true Christians. For for this end was the gospel preached to the dead also. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will … 1 Peter 2. “And you had better,” he says, “suffer in well-doing than in evil-doing.” He then gives an instance of persons who suffered in evil-doing—the fleshly Antediluvians, whom God cut short in their crimes by the Flood, and to whom Christ went to preach in their prison-house. he proves by contrasting “but may live in spirit” rather than “be saved” or “justified.” (3) It is next to be considered what date we are to fix for this judgment of the flesh. Jan 24, 2016 The Sum of the Christian Life. When it says “the gospel was preached to the dead also,” it implies a similar preaching to others, viz., to the heathen who were to “give account,” and that the result of the preaching would be the same. Moreover, the absence of the Greek article does not necessarily restrict the sense of "dead" to particular dead persons, for there is no Greek article in 1Pe 4:5 also, where "the dead" is universal in meaning. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. * He attempted to walk on the water in imitation of Jesus, but after an initial success his faith failed – Matthew 14:28-31. 2. * Peter was one of the original twelve apostles sent by Jesus for the specific purpose of testifying that Jesus was raised from the dead – Luke 5:1-11; 6:13-15; John 15:27; Acts 1:8. Starting Your Journey A few techniques can help you stay clean in a … 1 1 Peter: A Journey of Faith and Obedience “Let those who suffer…entrust their souls to a faithful creator while doing good.” (1 Peter 4:19) I. Salutation (1:1-2) A. Greeting (1:1) 1. Peter has already told us that Jesus preached to the spirits in prison, preaching a message of judgment (1 Peter 3:19). John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. John Piper Sep 22, 2016 453 Shares 1:13 Therefore gird up your minds and fix your hopes calmly and unfalteringly upon the boon that is soon to be yours, at the re-appearing of Jesus Christ. 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. * 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same attitude (for whoever suffers in the flesh has broken with sin), 2 so as not to spend what remains of one’s life in the flesh on human desires, but on the will of God. (4) A digression because he made mention of the last general judgement. 6:2, 7; Gal. Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 2:21-25. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. NO. But in case they chose to be evil-doers, it was certain that they would suffer. 1 Peter 4 New International Version ... 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. Heaven is their real home. He promises, “I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:54). Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 3:7. 4:7; 5:8; 1 Thess. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–21. There ought to be in all Christians a more fervent charity towards one another than towards other men: Have charity among yourselves. Nonetheless, Jesus has gathered us here today, like living stones, to build the church with us. The antithesis becomes a false one. It was not uncommon nor unnatural for the apostles, in writing to those who were suffering persecution, to refer to those who had been removed by death, and to make their condition and example an argument for fidelity and perseverance. Learn, (1.) 1 Peter 4:6 ‘For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.’ ‘For the gospel has for this purpose’-‘This’-refers back to the previous verse and probably refers to the final judgment which is mentioned. Quick outline of 1 Peter. Sep 15, 2016. Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 3:8-12. “Do not fear their threats []; do not be frightened.” [] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. He was addressing those who were suffering persecution. The word church is not in the original, but it is supplied in the Syriac, Vulgate, and other ancient versions, and by Œcumenius. 3 John. Paul is very clear on this point, too (see 1 Cor 11:11–12; Gal 3:28). 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. People judged them severely, and put them to death for their religion; God gave them life, and saved them. Let brotherly love continue, Heb. 4:2, 3; Rom. 13:1. Peter encourages them with a vision of "an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven Are We Living in the Last Days? live according to God in the Spirit; while they were here on earth, the Gospel preached to them had such an effect upon them, as to cause them to live spiritually, to live by faith on Christ, to live a life of holiness from him, and communion with him, and to live according to the will of God, in righteousness and true holiness; and now, though dead in their bodies, they live in their spirits or souls an eternal life of comfort, peace, pleasure, and happiness with God, according to his eternal purpose, unchangeable covenant, promise, grace, and love. Others have supposed that it refers to those who had suffered martyrdom in the cause of Christianity; others, that it refers to the sinners of the old world (Saurin), expressing a hope that some of them might be saved; and others, that it means that the Saviour went down and preached to those who are dead, in accordance with one of the interpretations given of 1 Peter 3:19. 1 Peter 4:6. 1 Peter 4:6 "For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit." The sense seems to be, Peter, as representing the true attitude of the Church in every age, expecting Christ at any moment, says, The Judge is ready to judge the quick and dead—the dead, I say, for they, too, in their lifetime, have had the Gospel preached to them, that so they might be judged at last in the same way as those living now (and those who shall be so when Christ shall come), namely, "men in the flesh," and that they might, having escaped condemnation by embracing the Gospel so preached, live unto God in the spirit (though death has passed over their flesh), Lu 20:38, thus being made like Christ in death and in life (see on [2621]1Pe 3:18). That they might be judged according to men in the flesh: πάντων δὲ τὸ τέλος ἤγγικε, Ἡ ΔΙΔΑΧῊ ΤΟῦ ΧΡΙΣΤΟῦ, ἵνα κριθῶσιν μὲν κατὰ ἀνθρώπους σαρκι, ζῶσιν δὲ κατὰ Θεὸν πνεύματι, in order that they, after the flesh, indeed, judged by death, may live according to the spirit, according to the manner of men, as is peculiar to them, ζῶσι δὲ κατὰ Θεὸν πνεύματι, according to the manner of God, as corresponds with the character of God, that though they had been judged in respect of flesh as men are judged they might live in respect of spirit as God lives, For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh. (2) the apostle had just used the word in that sense in the previous verse. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. For "judged" cannot have a different meaning in this verse from what "judge" bears in 1Pe 4:5. There is a particle in the original - μὲν men, "indeed" - which has not been retained in the common translation, but which is quite important to the sense: "that they might indeed be judged in the flesh, but live," etc. Peter encourages them with a vision of “an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you” (1:4), and calls them to live holy lives (1… 1-peter 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 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They would thus be sentenced “according to men,” i.e., from a human point of view: they would be unable to take their place again among the glorified human species in a human life; but still they would be alive “according to God,” from God’s point of view—a divine life, but “in the spirit” only. Living for God 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body,(A)arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. "Live according to God" means, live a life with God, such as God lives, divine; as contrasted with "according to men in the flesh," that is, a life such as men live in the flesh. 1 Peter 4:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Christ’s Example to Be Followed. That the Apostle Peter is the author of 1 Peter however, is certain. The answer, though it seems inevitable to the present writer, must be given with trembling, and in deference to the judgment of the Church, the collective Christian consciousness, whenever that shall be expressed upon the point. Optional: Complete our How to Study a Book of The Bible lessons with 1 Peter. Exhortations in View of Our Salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:10 A. 3 For we have spent enough of our past [b]lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. (3) this will suit the connection, and accord with the design of the apostle. The word "judged" here, I suppose, therefore, to refer to a sentence passed on them for their religion, consigning them to death for it. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; DAN DUNCAN. The world tells us (1) to conform and (2) that sin won't hurt us. 13. 5:15 so as to live for # ch. Who’ harm you —The general experience of the world is, that good and benevolent men need anticipate no injury from the malice and violence of the wicked. Apparently during this same time Jesus also preached a message of salvation to the faithful dead in Abraham’s Bosom (Luke 16:22) who anticipated the work of the Messiah for them. Denomination: Bible Church. Animated by their example, we should be willing to suffer in the flesh, if we may for ever live with God. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. Was the gospel preached also to them that are dead - Many, as Doddridge, Whitby, and others, understand this of those who are spiritually dead, that is, the Gentiles, and suppose that the object for which this was done was that "they might be brought to such a state of life as their carnal neighbors would look upon as a kind of condemnation and death" - Doddridge. 1 Peter 4:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:15, NIV: "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler." 4:5 being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 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