2 John. 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. 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. And by these are meant, not the dead, whose souls are in hell, for to them, there, the Gospel never was, nor never will be preached, nor they saved, as Origen, and his followers, have vainly thought: nor the deceased patriarchs, before the coming of Christ, whose souls, by the Papists, are said to be in "Limbus", whither Christ, they say, went upon his death, and preached to them, and delivered them; but these never were in any such place, but in peace and rest; nor did Christ, in his human soul, descend thither, but went to paradise: nor the dead in general, before the apostle's writing of this epistle; for though the Gospel had been preached from the beginning, from the fall of Adam, to certain persons, and at certain periods of time, yet not to all the individuals of mankind who were then dead, especially in the Gentile world; nor the Old Testament saints in general, who were now dead, though they had the Gospel preached to them in types and figures, in promises and prophesies; nor the men in the times of Noah, to whom the Gospel was preached by him, and who, some of them, as supposed, though they were judged and punished in their bodies in the view of men, being drowned in the waters of the flood, yet repenting and believing, upon Noah's preaching to them, they live in their spirits in eternal life, according to the free mercy and grace of God; but though the Gospel was preached to them, yet they remained disobedient to it, even all of them, but Noah's family, for anything that appears; and are styled the world of the ungodly, and are now spirits in the prison of hell, and therefore cannot be said to live according to God in the Spirit: but such are intended, to whom the Gospel had been preached, and to whom it had been effectual unto salvation; who had received it in the love of it, had sincerely professed it, and had suffered for it even death itself; such are designed who had suffered in the flesh, or were dead in their bodies, 1 Peter 4:1 who either were dead in the Lord, or especially had suffered death for his sake, as Stephen and others: and this, with what follows, is mentioned with a general view to encourage the saints to patient suffering for Christ; to fortify them against the ill opinion and judgment the world have formed of them; and to assure them, that Christ will judge his people, both quick and dead, and avenge their cause, since the Gospel has been preached to one as well as to another, and attended with the same power: the effect and consequence of which is. 1. 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. 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. 1 Peter 4. 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. “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. “[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? 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). 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. Paul is very clear on this point, too (see 1 Cor 11:11–12; Gal 3:28). 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). May e grace and f peace be multiplied to you.. Born Again to a Living Hope. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7. Peter, like Paul, argues that those found living at Christ's coming shall have no advantage above the dead who shall then be raised, inasmuch as the latter live unto, or "according to," God, even already in His purpose. While the word often denotes a condemnation (as in English we say “to sentence”)—for example, in John 16:1-2; 2Thessalonians 2:12; Revelation 19:2—it seems to have the further notion of a judicial death in 1Corinthians 11:31-32 : “Had we been in the habit of discerning ourselves, we should not have been subject to these repeated judgments (weakness, sickness, death—1Corinthians 11:30); but now these judgments are a discipline from our Lord, to save us from being condemned with the world.” And that judicial destruction to the flesh is what St. Peter means. Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. 1 Peter 2. That they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 1 Peter 4:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Christ’s Example to Be Followed. 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 is better,” the Apostle said, “to suffer in well-doing than in evil-doing.” They must take their choice, that is, which kind of suffering they would have. Taking the former line, we should be able to paraphrase, “His object was, that though in flesh they had been judged, having been judicially destroyed by the Flood, they yet might live hereafter in spirit.” 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, “it was preached in order that they might have been judged.” Had we the words by themselves, and no preconceived theology to hinder us, we should undoubtedly translate, “To 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.” 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. (1 Peter 4:2) As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–21. Audience- believers (Jesus and Gentiles) who are exiles and strangers to this world, scattered throughout Asia Minor Let brotherly love continue, Heb. 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. He shows the same conception of the Judgment, and illustrates it by Noe’s Flood, in 2Peter 2:5-9; 2Peter 3:6-7. 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. (4) A digression because he made mention of the last general judgement. 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. 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. Jan 24, 2016 The Sum of the Christian Life. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; DAN DUNCAN. The Gospel, substantially, was "preached" to the Old Testament Church; though not so fully as to the New Testament Church. * [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. This is the interpretation proposed by Wetstein, Rosenmuller, Bloomfield, and others. Is There Any Hope for the Dead? CHAPTER 4. 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." Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 6:14; 14:7; 2 Cor. The focal passage, 3:13-4:6, features three statements that have perplexed interpreters. In the previous verse, Christ is said to be quite ready to “judge” quick and dead. II. 2 Peter. 4:7; 5:8; 1 Thess. By him they would not be condemned. Sep 15, 2016. NO. Probably, as Beza observes, Peter omitted it as being a word of common use, which, in such a connection, would be easily supplied in the reader’s mind. Now “judgment” 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. 1 Peter 5. 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. 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 Peter 4:7. 13. 1 Peter 1. 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. The gospel was preached to them in order that so far as God was concerned, so far as their relation to him was concerned, so far as he would deal with them, they might live. 1 Peter 4 Commentary; MARK DUNAGAN. Though we do not limit the “quick and dead” here to mean the wicked quick, and dead, yet they are evidently uppermost in St. Peter’s mind, so that there is scarcely any conscious change in the meaning of the word “judged” when we pass from 1Peter 4:5 to 1Peter 4:6. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead. It must, therefore, be a further reason for warning the Christians not to live lives of evil-doing like the contemporaries of Noah or their own heathen contemporaries. But live according to God - In respect to God, or so far as he was concerned. NO. In one respect, and so far as people were concerned, their embracing the gospel was followed by death; in another respect, and so far as God was concerned, it was followed by life. (2) the apostle had just used the word in that sense in the previous verse. He was addressing those who were suffering persecution. 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) He does not say for pagans, for idolaters, or for apostates, but among yourselves. 1 Peter 4:18, ESV: "And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”" 1 Peter 4:18, KJV: "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" The value and permanence of the latter, as contrasted with the former, seems to have been the thought in the mind of the apostle in encouraging those to whom he wrote to exercise patience in their trials, and to show fidelity in the service of their master. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… The blessedness of sufferers for righteousness, 1 Peter 3:13-14. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:6. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. 3 John. 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 -- 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. By the one they were condemned in the flesh - so far as pain, and sorrow, and death could be inflicted on the body; by the other they were made to live in spirit - to be his, to live with him. John Piper Sep 22, 2016 453 Shares 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. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 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. Jesus has gathered us here today, like living stones, to build the church with us. 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… 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. A close parallel may be found in 1Corinthians 5:5. John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. 4:2, 3; Rom. 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." 1-peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 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. Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 3:1-6. 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. 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. Is There Any Hope for the Dead? 1 Since therefore # ch. It is no valid objection that the Gospel has not been preached to all that shall be found dead at Christ's coming. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. It could not avert the destruction of their flesh. Christian Restraint. 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. It is used here and in James 4:1 of struggling desires within the human soul, that is "the seat and center of the inner human life in its many and varied aspects." John Piper Optional: Complete our How to Study a Book of The Bible lessons with 1 Peter. 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. Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 2:21-25. Quick outline of 1 Peter. 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. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 b. When we stand for Jesus in our schools, homes, or workplaces we will, at least from time to … 13:1. 1 Peter 4:16, ESV: "Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name." Jude. That they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. The direct object or design of preaching the gospel to them was not that they might be condemned and put to death by man, but this was indeed or in fact one of the results in the way to a higher object. 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. In the Old Testament this refers … 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. The life arising out of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 1. And he’d caught a glimpse of the glory to follow (2 Pe 1:16–18; Mk 9:2–3). And he’d caught a glimpse of the glory to follow (2 Pe 1:16–18; Mk 9:2–3). ... 13 But a rejoice, inasmuch as ye are b partakers of Christ’s c sufferings; that, ... JST 1 Pet. It was a gospel that Christ preached to them, for without it they would not have come to “live according to God” at all. 2Corinthians 5:3-4). The material in this letters bears definite resemblance to his messages in the book of Acts. Those heathen who through ignorance lived corrupt lives all around, might possibly, in the intermediate state, hope to receive a gospel which would enable a bare half of their humanity to live according to God hereafter. 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. 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. This verse is parallel to 1Pe 3:18; compare Note, see on [2622]1Pe 3:18. Q4. 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. The focal passage, 3:13-4:6, features three statements that have perplexed interpreters. 6:2, 7; Gal. 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. A life holy in conduct, 1 Peter 1:14-16 c. A life reverent in attitude, 1 Peter 1:17-21 i. Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. ◄ 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. 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. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. --1 Peter iii. 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 New International Version (NIV). How, then, will they be hereafter condemned to a judicial destruction of the flesh, but a merciful preservation of the spirit? 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (brown) bible – Calibri and Phosphate inlade. The letter teaches, for example, that Christ is the Stone rejected by the builder (2:7-8; Acts 4:10-11), and that Christ is no respecter of persons (1… "Dead" must be taken in the same literal sense as in 1Pe 4:5, which refutes the explanation "dead" in sins. The life of the saved in relation to God, 1 Peter 1:13-21 a. Scripture: Daniel 3, Proverbs 17:3, 1 Peter 4:12-13, Exodus 20. 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 —. 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. 14 As obedient children, # ch. Denomination: Bible Church. Was it previous to Christ’s preaching the gospel to them in hell, or was it to be subsequent? 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. 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. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. All rights reserved. 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. 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). Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. 6:2, 7; Gal. Revelation. St. Paul suffers the loss of all things, “if by any means he may attain to the resurrection of the dead” (Philippians 3:11; comp. 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. 1 Peter chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;. He says, "live," not "made alive" or quickened; for they are supposed to have been already "quickened together with Christ" (Eph 2:5). Scripture: 1 Peter 4:6. 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, “The reason why the dead were preached to was that the judgment might no longer be put off;” 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 Christ’s preaching the gospel to them. 6 For this reason (C)the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but (D)live according to God in the spirit. 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. 1 Peter 4:15, ESV: "But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler." Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Revelation 14:13. Heaven is their real home. Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. Sep 15, 2016. Born Again Through the Living and Abiding Word. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. Suffering proves salvation (1 Pet 1:1-12) Therefore: Be holy (1 Pet 1:13–21) Love one another (1 Pet 1:22–25) Feb 10, 2008. 5:15 so as to live for # ch. Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 3:7. Christian Restraint. 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. The world tells us (1) to conform and (2) that sin won't hurt us. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–25. This is done in order to see if this passage even allows itself to be interpreted as a reference to Christ’s descent. 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. 1 Peter 3:13 Parallel Commentaries. 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