Now why, in these two cases, do the writers take pains to point the antithesis between âfleshâ and âspirit,â if, after all, the flesh is to share the mercy shown to the spirit? Scripture: 1 Peter 4:6. That they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 2 Peter. 1 Peter 3:13 Parallel Commentaries. 3 John. Lesson Plans for 1 Peter Bible Study. 2Corinthians 5:3-4). 13:1. People judged them severely, and put them to death for their religion; God gave them life, and saved them. 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered [a]for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, (A)but for the will of God. 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. Though we do not limit the âquick and deadâ here to mean the wicked quick, and dead, yet they are evidently uppermost in St. Peterâs mind, so that there is scarcely any conscious change in the meaning of the word âjudgedâ when we pass from 1Peter 4:5 to 1Peter 4:6. 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 4:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Christ’s Example to Be Followed. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will … Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. In the spirit - In their souls, as contrasted with their body. 1 Peter 4:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:16, NIV: "However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name." 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (brown) bible – Calibri and Phosphate inlade. “[Jesus] went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison” (3:19) The Apostles’ Creed reads, “[Jesus] descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead.” Does 1 Peter 3:18-20 refer to a preaching “tour” through hell? The church that is at Babylon saluteth you — See the preface. 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. Let brotherly love continue, Heb. 1 Peter 4:1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, (NASB: Lockman) 2 John. This verse is parallel to 1Pe 3:18; compare Note, see on 1Pe 3:18. The word live here seems to refer to the whole life that was the consequence of their being brought under the power of the gospel: (a) that they might have spiritual life imparted to them; (b) that they might live a life of holiness in this world; (c) that they might live hereafter in the world to come. Library. 1 Peter 5. He then exhorts his readersâsome of whom had, for one reason or another, been allowing themselves to fall into antinomian waysânot to live any longer to the flesh, not to make true the slanders of the heathen, who tried to make out that the Christians were as bad livers as themselves; for such evil-doers were doomed to speedy suffering; those heathens would soon be called to account by Him who was ready to judge quick and dead alike; âfor,â he adds, âthe object of that preaching to the dead also was that they may be judged according to men in flesh, but may live according to God in spirit.â (1) The first question is, What does the Apostle mean to substantiate by this last verse, âfor for this cause?â Not the fact that Christ will judge the dead as well as the quick, for that would have no practical bearing upon the readers. 1 Peter 3:13-17. 1. It was in a subordinate sense, indeed, that they might glorify God by a martyr's death; but in a higher sense, that in this world and the next they might truly live. ◄ 1 Peter 4:6 ► That is why the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged as men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. Jan 13, 2008. Revelation. (1 Peter 4:1) Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 1 Peter 2. 5:15 so as to live for # ch. 1-peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 13. A Strong Challenge to be Different (1 Peter 1:13 –21) Peter outlined three ways Christians can be different in the world: we can live our lives in holiness, conduct our walk in fear, and focus our minds on Christ. That it does not mean voluntary self-mortification of the flesh in this world seems clear (among other considerations) by comparison of our present passage, for the opportunity for self-mortification in the flesh was long past for the spirits to whom Christ preached. * 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. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 b. World English Bible 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ -- Jan 24, 2016 The Sum of the Christian Life. Peter encourages them with a vision of "an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven Q4. This is a debated text, but Peter seems to be saying it is because of God’s coming judgment that the gospel was preached to previous believers who are now dead. NO. 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. Not the fact that Christ was now ready for judgment; for although He will certainly not come until the dead as well as the quick are in a position to be judged, yet we should then have expected something more like, âThe reason why the dead were preached to was that the judgment might no longer be put off;â instead of which, the whole point, of the verse is the particular destiny in reserve for those dead, which destiny was the intention and result of Christâs preaching the gospel to them. Denomination: Bible Church. Fundamentals Of The Faith - Week 5 - Titles And Possessions Of The Born-Again Christian Series Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 15, 2020 based on 2 ratings | 107 views . * [3:8–12] For the proper ordering of Christian life in its various aspects as described in 1 Pt 2:11–3:9, there is promised the blessing expressed in Ps 34:13–17. The focal passage, 3:13-4:6, features three statements that have perplexed interpreters. He does not say for pagans, for idolaters, or for apostates, but among yourselves. Now âjudgmentâ is a neutral word, which, in Scripture, takes its colour from the surroundings, so that it sometimes is a thing to be longed for (e.g., Psalm 43:1; Psalm 72:2; Hebrews 10:30); at other times a thing to be dreaded, as here. Suffering proves salvation (1 Pet 1:1-12) Therefore: Be holy (1 Pet 1:13–21) Love one another (1 Pet 1:22–25) 6:2, 7; Gal. The life arising out of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 1. that they might be judged according to men in the flesh; meaning, either that such persons that receive and profess the Gospel, and suffer for it, are judged according to the judgment of men that are in the flesh, in an unregenerate estate, that is, carnal men, to be a strange and unaccountable sort of people, as in 1 Peter 4:4 to receive such a strange set of notions, so strenuously to contend for them, and so constantly to abide by them, and to debar themselves of so many pleasures of life, and expose themselves to so much reproach and shame, to such dangers, and even to death itself: while they are judged to be by these men enthusiasts, madmen and fools; and at other times to be knaves and villains, hypocrites and deceivers; and this is the common effect of the Gospel being preached and coming with power to any; see 1 Corinthians 4:3 or the sense is, that such persons, according to men, or in their apprehensions, are judged of God, or have the judgments of God inflicted on them in their flesh, in their bodies, for some sins of theirs; and therefore they suffer what they do in the flesh, vengeance pursuing them; being ignorant that when they are judged, as they reckon it, they are only chastened by the Lord in a fatherly way, that they might not be eternally condemned with the world, 1 Corinthians 11:32 or else to complete the sense, for all may be taken into it, these persons, who were formerly alive, but now dead, and had embraced and professed the Gospel preached to them, were judged and condemned, and put to death in the flesh, according to the will of wicked men, and which was all that they were capable of; but though this was their case, though they were thus judged, censured, and condemned, yet. 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. Sep 15, 2016. 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. Christ’s Example to Be Followed. Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. Taking the former line, we should be able to paraphrase, âHis object was, that though in flesh they had been judged, having been judicially destroyed by the Flood, they yet might live hereafter in spirit.â But, besides other difficulties, it is far more than doubtful whether it is Greek to infuse a past sense into the subjunctive mood here used: i.e., to render this, âit was preached in order that they might have been judged.â Had we the words by themselves, and no preconceived theology to hinder us, we should undoubtedly translate, âTo this end was the gospel preached to dead men too: viz., in order that they may be judged indeed according to men so far as they are flesh, but may live according to God so far as they are spirit.â The judgment spoken of would not be their death beneath the waves of Noe, but something still future; and this view would be confirmed by reading what St. Peter says of them, and of the angels who (in all probability) sinned with them, in the passages of the Second Epistle above referred to. But live according to God - In respect to God, or so far as he was concerned. 14 As obedient children, # ch. 1 Peter 4:12–13. 1 Peter 4:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:18, NIV: "And, 'If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?'" There ought to be in all Christians a more fervent charity towards one another than towards other men: Have charity among yourselves. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. What, then, could be the hope of a Christian, one who had heard and embraced the gospel in this life, and had then surrendered himself to the same corruptions as the Gentiles? It was a gospel that Christ preached to them, for without it they would not have come to âlive according to Godâ at all. Was it previous to Christâs preaching the gospel to them in hell, or was it to be subsequent? 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. Paul is very clear on this point, too (see 1 Cor 11:11–12; Gal 3:28). 1 Peter 1. 1 Peter 4:15, ESV: "But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler." 1 Peter 4:6. Jesus has gathered us here today, like living stones, to build the church with us. 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. 6:2, 7; Gal. In support of this it may be said: (1) that this is the natural and obvious meaning of the word dead, which should be understood literally, unless there is some good reason in the connection for departing from the common meaning of the word. For "judged" cannot have a different meaning in this verse from what "judge" bears in 1Pe 4:5. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. Is There Any Hope for the Dead? It there means certainly a judicial punishment, or even judicial destruction. 1 John. that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpentâs head; to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh â. (2:11) Read 1 Peter 2:11 carefully. – Cultural Background for 1 Peter. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Though our sin may bring suffering, the suffering Peter has in mind here is the suffering we endure from the hands of ungodly men because of our profession of Christ. 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." The context makes us feel that St. Peter is not picturing to himself that scene as one of calm forensic investigation, with âopened booksâ or the like. Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. 1 Peter 3. Quick outline of 1 Peter. Scripture: Daniel 3, Proverbs 17:3, 1 Peter 4:12-13, Exodus 20. 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. It is no valid objection that the Gospel has not been preached to all that shall be found dead at Christ's coming. For Peter is plainly referring only to those within reach of the Gospel, or who might have known God through His ministers in Old and New Testament times. The blessedness of sufferers for righteousness, 1 Peter 3:13-14. 4 In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. 1 Peter 4:13, ESV: "But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed." It could not avert the destruction of their flesh. Author – Peter, the Apostle 2. May e grace and f peace be multiplied to you.. Born Again to a Living Hope. 5:15 so as to live for # ch. The flesh might suffer in consequence of their embracing the gospel that was preached to them, but the soul would live. He therefore says, that the design in publishing the gospel to them was, that though they might be judged by people in the usual manner, and put to death, yet that in respect to their higher and nobler nature, the spirit, they might live unto God. 1 Peter 4:6. In order to support the idea that in the other two cases of the same epistle (4:5, 4:6) Peter suddenly switches from physical to allegorical use of this word, some stronger argument must be presented rather than just an allegorical sense of νέκρος used in a parable written by another author (Luke). 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. He says, "live," not "made alive" or quickened; for they are supposed to have been already "quickened together with Christ" (Eph 2:5). Peter wants to encourage Christians who are suffering for Christ.Although Christians might suffer in this life, they will not suffer for ever.This world is not their real home. ... 13 But a rejoice, inasmuch as ye are b partakers of Christ’s c sufferings; that, ... JST 1 Pet. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Peter 3:13-22 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Recipients of this letter are experiencing trials, harsh treatment, and suffering (1:6-7; 2:18-20; 3:13-17; 4:1-4, 12-19; 5:10). 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. But in case they chose to be evil-doers, it was certain that they would suffer. he proves by contrasting âbut may live in spiritâ rather than âbe savedâ or âjustified.â (3) It is next to be considered what date we are to fix for this judgment of the flesh. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,. Born Again Through the Living and Abiding Word. John Piper Sep 22, 2016 453 Shares 1. John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. If it be necessary to attach the word âforâ to any particular words, we may perhaps attach it to the words âthey shall give account;â and 1Peter 4:6 would hint at the kind of account they would have to give, as âgiving accountâ implies the settlement which follows. That the Apostle Peter is the author of 1 Peter however, is certain. 4:7; 5:8; 1 Thess. 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. Dec 13, 2015 The Beauty of Submission. How, then, will they be hereafter condemned to a judicial destruction of the flesh, but a merciful preservation of the spirit? âAnd you had better,â he says, âsuffer in well-doing than in evil-doing.â He then gives an instance of persons who suffered in evil-doingâthe fleshly Antediluvians, whom God cut short in their crimes by the Flood, and to whom Christ went to preach in their prison-house. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–21. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… Nonetheless, Jesus has gathered us here today, like living stones, to build the church with us. 6:14; 14:7; 2 Cor. 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Sep 22, 2016. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. âIt is better,â the Apostle said, âto suffer in well-doing than in evil-doing.â They must take their choice, that is, which kind of suffering they would have. 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 New International Version (NIV). That they might be judged according to men in the flesh - That is, so far as people are concerned, (κατὰ ἀνθρώπους kata anthrōpous,) or in respect to the treatment which they received from people in the flesh, they were judged and condemned; in respect to God, and the treatment which they received from him, (κατὰ Θεὸν kata Theon,) they would live in spirit. Amen. The possible influence of the book of 1 Enoch will alsobe discussed. 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. 5 They will give an account to Him who is ready (B)to judge the living and the dead. 1 Peter 5:13-14. 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