1 Peter Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Daniel Lindenbaum - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Amen! The simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ summed up in two verses. And that's exactly how Christ would have had it. God bless you T Levis!
  • Rod - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    the parable of the good Samaritan is just one of many that one could choose, and as you read the NT many others will stand out.

    Luke 10:25-37

    "And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?" And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself."

    Philippians 2:5-10

    "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"
  • T Levis - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    John 3:15,16

    His life
  • Phil Ramberg on 1 Peter 1
    What is the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Richard H Priday on 1 Peter 1
    The concept of sanctification in verse two follows a pattern that in the END; will result in salvation of our souls (verse 9). This demonstrates that faith must continue until the end; and as other verses in scripture demonstrate fruit must be produced. We must look at John 3:16 in a similar manner; he who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life is in context and grammar indicating a faith that is continual in scope. It is His faithfulness; ultimately that those who have been foreordained (verse 20); but in real time it is manifest; or shown and that in the characteristic of saints walking in the Spirit. Verse 22 has another interesting point; the "unfeigned" love of other believers. When we see many fellowships more like social clubs; the command to love one another is truly not met. If we see the Body as a visual representation of Christ in His church; the agape love of sacrificial lives is what is meant. Too often there is companionship with those of like interests or family members rather than those who hold us accountable in prayer and confessing sins to one another. We are too timid to exhort one another or rebuke one another; deferring to a misunderstanding of verses where we are told not to judge one another. If we love someone; we want the best for them; and will do whatever it takes to facilitate that.

    The last few verses once again force us to examine our hearts; to make sure natural talents or attributes are not what motivates us; but those affections that come from above. Those in the prosperity gospel movement or music industry need to carefully examine this in light of the medial propaganda that cannot clearly be differentiated at best from that of the world.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Hi Scott.

    God was saving People long before Abraham, There was no Israelite. But to answer your question, Here's one of many of many verses.

    Acts 15:7-11. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

    8) And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

    9) And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

    10) Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

    NOTICE VERSE 11.

    11) But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ ( WE SHALL BE SAVED EVEN AS THEY.)

    "We shall be saved even as they"

    If you're not careful you would think it should be the other way around.

    "They shall be saved even as us.

    Do you see the order of God's redemption plan spoken of by Paul to the Romans?

    Romans 9:25-26.

    Romans 9:31-33.

    Romans 10:1-4.

    Romans 10:19-21.

    Romans 11:8-25.

    Here's the conclusion.

    Romans 11:29-33.

    God bless.
  • Scott Parsons on 1 Peter 1
    1 peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

    Written to scattered Israelites..........where is the undeniable biblical proof that the new covenant is for non-Israelites?

    Who are the Israelites? What is an Israelite? Are the tea brews correct when they say that the Israelites are a particular ethnic group and the gospel and salvation is only for God's people, the ethnic Israelites?

    'World' in the bible is an ambiguous word. According to particular verses; the tongue is a world, there are worlds, the end of the world has already happened. 'Gentiles' is also an ambiguous word because scattered Israelites are called Gentiles when they are idolatrous.

    I have found a few verses that seem to suggest that God Loves non-Israelites. Nineveh repented. Is there biblical proof that Nineveh were not scattered ethnic Israelites? Did Nineveh happen before Israel's offspring?

    I know that salvation is spiritual through belief and not flesh but not all Israel is Israel. That could mean that only Israelites can receive a spiritual rebirth.

    Does salvation only apply to ethnic Israelites?

    I'm collecting verses that debunk the doctrine that only ethnic Israelites can be children of God. There are multiple verses that say that God Loves Israel. I'm obviously looking for verses that say that God Loves people who aren't ethnic Israelites. John 3:16 uses the ambiguous word 'world'....'world' could mean Israel, it's not clear. 'Whosoever' could be talking about the Israelites. The scriptures were written by Israelites to Israelites, so 'whosoever' may only apply to Israelites.

    'All men' is also ambiguous because of the verse that says: you will be hated by 'all men' for my name's sake.

    Israelites were scattered into 'all' nations..the 12 tribes and 12 gates...

    The tea brews make some strong arguments that the bible is only for Israelites. Who are the Israelites?
  • Frankie on 1 Peter 1:5
    Those in Abraham's bosom across from hell! Remember Lazarus and the rich man. Our sin was paid for on the cross, it is finished! Those that followed after God didn't know who the messiah was! Remember even the apostles didn't understand why Jesus had to die. He preached to those in Paradise or Abraham's bosom! They were then resurrected following Him to Heaven. Paradise is no longer there. Hell is.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Deon,

    Thanks for the response. I completely agree with you that Hades is not Hell. I also agree with your description of Hell. I used the word Hades because that's the word the Greek text uses. The word Hell in Luke 16:23 is the word Hades in the Greek text. There is actually only one place in the Bible that is actually Hell and that's the lake of fire in the book of Revelation, the final destination. In fact, Hades will be emptied out into the lake of fire. The word Hades means the place of unseen spirits. No physical body, just spirits.

    Prior to the death of Christ on the cross, when a person died they went to a place called Hades. For the ones who will eventually be sent to Hell, they were on one side, and the saints waiting for the Messiah to come for their salvation were on the other. Scripture tells us that there was a great gulf fixed between the two compartments of Hades. No one could ever cross over from one side to the other. Today, there is only one compartment to Hades and it is full of those who are waiting for the final judgment, and they will then be cast into the lake of fire. There is no hope of salvation for them. Those who die rejecting Jesus Christ will no longer have a chance at salvation after death. Ephesians Chapter 4 tells us that when Jesus died that for three days and three nights He was in the heart of the earth. He was down setting the prisoners free. He was down in Hades on the side where the saints were with Abraham.

    As a matter of fact, in Matthew Chapter 27 it tells us that when Jesus rose from the dead, many of the Old Testament saints were seen walking through the streets of Jerusalem because He the raised them up. He went down there and preached to them (the OT saints), and told them that their salvation has been purchased for them and they will now be with Him in paradise. These were the saints that were with Abraham.

    I'm out of space here. Would you like me to address the second part, along with the verses you sent?
  • Deon - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Responding to you mentioning Hades and releasing the saints.

    Luke 16:23

    "And in Hell he lift up his eyes, (Note not hades) being in torments,"

    Many counterfeits refuse to translate the Greek word "haides". Rather than translate "haides" to the word "hell", the counterfeit will transliterate the Greek word "haides" into the English "hades". By this trick the counterfeit attempts to extinguish the flames of hell. Hades is not "hell". Hell is flames, torments, weeping and wailing, complete darkness - forever. Hades is a new-age place of purification, or a fantasy place in Greek mythology. The Assyrian Hades is an abode of blessedness with silver skies called Happy Fields.

    Then you also mentioned that Jesus went to release the other saints but the Bible says he went to minister to the lost souls.

    1 Peter 3: 18-22

    During the 3 day's before his resurrection.

    Christ descended to HELL to Preach to the lost souls in hell who rejected Christ in the day's of Noah.

    The generation before and during Noahs time never had the Bible or scrolls of the Laws of God only the very rich and elect few had knowledge of the old time law's.

    Because Christ said all will have a chance to repent and to get to now him personally.

    Romans 14:11

    For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

    Romans 10:14

    How then will they call on Him (Jesus Christ) in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Kevin,

    We know that in John 2:19, Jesus said destroy this temple (speaking of His body) and I will raise it up. So Jesus said He would raise His own body from the grave.

    It is interesting, because we read that right before Jesus died, He dismissed His Spirit. His body was laid in the tomb, but we also read that during those three days while His body laid in the grave, He went into the lower parts of the earth, to a place called Hades, and He released the Old Testament saints. So His Spirit was separate from His body.

    I believe that after that took place, Jesus then raised His physical body from the grave, as He said He would do. I believe Jesus had the power to raise Himself. We know He has resurrection power, as we read in the account of Him raising Lazarus from the grave.

    I also believe that Jesus is God. He is God the Son. I believe also in God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. All three, co-equal, and co-eternal, and all three being one God.
  • Rick - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Kevin It is the Father God who raised Christ.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Hi Kevin.

    Great question, We have the verse you mentioned.

    God

    1 Peter 1:21. Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

    Holyspirit.

    Romans 8:11. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

    Jesus.

    John 10:17-18. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

    No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

    God bless.
  • Rick - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Kevin In the context of 1 Peter starting at verse 19 But with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot verse 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world but was manifest [brought into physical evidence] in these last times for you. This is talking about Jesus Christ, 21 Who by him Jesus Christ do believe in God that raised Him Jesus christ from the dead and gave him Jesus Christ glory that your faith and hope might be in God. In His Service
  • Kevin on 1 Peter 1
    Question: In 1 Peter 1-21, who specifically is "God" that raised Christ? Is it a.) the Father, or b.) the Holy Spirit, or c.) Christ himself, or d.) some combination of the Trinity?

    God bless you and all on this site.

    Thanks you for the clarification.

    Kevin
  • Death will come to everyone CHOOSE the LIFE of Jesus NOW - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    When Jesus returns, all believers in caskets will come open, meet Jesus in the clouds and receive their glorified bodies.

    Christians deceased some other way; Jesus will still receive the ashes or bones and they will receive their glorified bodies.

    The still Living Christians will then be caught up to the clouds to be with the entire group. Instantly changed to their glorified bodies.

    Those who did not receive Jesus as Lord, before death, will stay in the grave. Their souls will be held somewhere until the Great White Throne Judgment by God. A 1000 year wait.

    There will be a group of living people that manage to survive the Tribulation without being killed by Antichrist; WHO PRAYED to be saved (born again), who will not receive glorified bodies, but Jesus will take them to heaven to wait 1000 years for when Satan will be released a short period to be tempt just that group of people and their offspring.

    Please tell me why you are willing to throw the dice with your eternal soul?

    I realize there are not many ministry programs on antenna or cable, but there's enough to hear the gospel and pray the prayer of faith.

    Some of the good benefits of Salvation is that we have favor to ask God to Deliver Us From Evil...addictions, alcohol, sinful sexual lifestyles and more.

    There's not a lot of time to debate, waffle, and push it to the limit. NOW is the Day of Salvation.

    The real bad thing is this:

    EVERY TIME you hear or read the Gospel (story of Jesus), YOUR HEART HARDENS. Soon it's solid and you can't hear His Voice Calling to Your Soul. Tugging on your heart strings.

    Go find that Link, BECOME A CHRISTIAN. Verify what I said.

    Walmart's are everywhere! Most have inexpensive King James Bibles. This website has a King James Bible, and all the Apocrypha Books.

    Pray this often: "By the Authority in the name of Jesus; I command that the Spirit of Bondage be broken and cast into dry places in outer darkness! DO NOT RETURN. Hallelujah!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Amen Brother Jesse,

    James 2:10 Also came to mind.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Gigi,

    If I may add another perspective.

    James 2:10 says, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of the whole thing."

    But look what it says in Verse 11. It says "For he that said." He didn't say for the scriptures say. It says for he that says, do not commit adultery, said also, do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if you should kill, you are become a transgressor of the law.



    How does that work? The law represents the holiness of God, His complete holiness. Romans 3:20 says through the law we have the knowledge of sin.



    If I keep the whole law, and yet I violate one law, I have sinned, and I'm less than who God is. Well, that's a no-brainer, right?



    If I think I'm pretty good and I ought to get into heaven because I do pretty good things and I'm not that bad of a person, well, how do I stack-up to God?



    Am I as holy as God is? Well, I wouldn't say that. But that's what a sinner is, somebody who has fallen short of the glory of God.



    And so the commandments were representative of God's holiness. So if you broke one, you're a sinner, you've broken them all, because even one sin, you have fallen short of who God is. And that is how he shows us how sinful we are and what sin is.



    So the emphasis is on the person, not the law. The same person that says thou shalt not commit adultery, also said thou shalt not kill. And if you do one of those things, then you have violated the one who gave the law.

    When we sin, we have sinned against the law giver and that's what makes us guilty of all, no matter how big or small we in our human minds might view sin!
  • Gigi - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    In the second death will sinners die or burn forever in hell? Please support with scripture. Thank you
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Hi GIGI.

    I believe a way to put us are WE covered by the blood of Christ as the children of Israel was covered by the Lambs blood on the door post in Egypt. WE CAN'T COME INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IN THIS FALLEN STATE WE'RE IN. ( A Sinner).

    There may be different sin that brings different results, like fornication ( sin against the body) ect. but all sinners that don't come to Christ will suffer the same fate.

    A unbeliever is already dead under the penalty of sin, Christ came to pay the ransom and take that charge off us by way of the cross.

    NOTICE THE SINGLE PENALTY AND CHARGE THAT IS MENTIONED BELOW.

    Romans 5:11-12. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

    Wherefore, as by ONE MAN SIN ENTERED into the world, AND DEATH BY SIN; ( and so death passed upon all men, ) for that all have sinned:

    John 1:29. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the "SIN" of the world.

    NOW CONTINUING TO REJECT TRUTH OR REBEL AGAINST TRUTH OR CORRECTION BY MEANS OF THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE CAN BE DANGEROUS.

    I think God Judge the heart of every individual and his tolerance may vary but he will not pardon the guilty.

    Here's a couple of examples in regards to a few countries.

    Matthew 11:21-24. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

    But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

    And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

    But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

    ALL SIN IS DEALT WITH BY CHRIST OR YOU.

    GOD BLESS.
  • Big Sin and Little Sin - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    God cannot dwell in the presence of any sin whatsoever. He's a consuming fire. All sins in the 10 commandments, and the 2 new commandments that Jesus gave us;

    are considered to be equal in severity.

    Committing sin against just one of the commandments, makes us guilty for ALL of them.

    We think this is big sin and those others are not all that bad, like telling lies.

    God doesn't think that way. He is Holy. He gave us the rules and expects us to comply.

    God knows we're going to miss the mark. "For God so loved the World, He gave His only begotten Son.."

    He made a way for us to be forgiven. Wipe the slate clean with the blood sacrifice Jesus. It was no small thing Jesus did on the Cross.

    I watched that movie, the Passion of the Christ, with my hands over my face. The sounds alone are horrific.
  • Gigi on 1 Peter 1
    Are all sin equal with god(no large or small sins)
  • Amy Jo - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Yes, Amen to this website and our brothers and sisters who lovingly help explain scriptures we don't understand.
  • Wes aka Yosef on 1 Peter 1
    In view of the words of the Psalmist under the influence of God's Holy Spirit, why do Gentiles dare attempt to interpret Scripture and set up seminary schools? Is it not clear they are not qualified to do this work? This work belongs to Israel.

    The next question we are faced with is: "Who is the true Jew?" Why?

    Because Christ told us there are imposters posing as Jews. ( Rev 2:9 & 3:9) This truth imposes upon us the task of identifying the true Jew. Here is a clue for the searchers of truth: Read Deuteronomy 28:15-68 and ask yourself: Who do I know that has gone experienced these 'curses'?

    Yes, the truth is often stranger than fiction...Shalom.
  • Matt on 1 Peter 1
    Amen to this web site
  • Laura Meyer on 1 Peter 1
    This epistle of Peter is full of encouragement and hope for us, reminding us how others in old times looked into these things based on the information they received from the Spirit, yet could not completely comprehend. They prophecied about Jesus and his coming to earth, but they didnt know Him. They prophesied about the later church thousands of years ago, not knowing what they were really talking about. Things which they desired to understand. Peter talks about prophets who were obedient to the revelation of the Holy Spirit, not knowing they were talking to us, who are people born thousand of years later. This epistle is precious, as Peter tells us to think about these things, knowing how priviledged we are and humbly thanking God for revealing these things to us, encouraging us to continue in the trial of our faith and above all, keep that faith until the very end, for the arrival of Jesus.
  • Mishael on 1 Peter 1
    Isaac and REBEKAH. My sleep deprived finger typed that wrong
  • Myretha Davis on 1 Peter 1
    How do the following Scriptures add to your understanding of what Jesus Meant?
  • Bob Grove on 1 Peter 1:5
    1 Peter 1 v 13

    We are to receive grace for the REVELATION of Christ .

    that's when he comes it will be a full revelation, every eye will see him , and it will be in the glory of God . Men will seek to hide in the caves to escape the presence of God but we will receive the much needed Grace at that time ! Admiring Him etc . Even so come Lord Jesus !

    The following verses tell us we need to live holy lives to the end .

    Sin is not an option.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Peter 1:16
    Jesus taught us to pray the Lords Prayer. I was taught, after each sentence to pause and worship, like: Hallowed be thy Name...and then you add your worship to that statement.

    Sometimes I put on worship music and sing with the choir. It loosens up our inward parts so we can sing, or cry, and begin to release all those cares that have us bound up tight.

    Dark thoughts are demons that don't want you to worship God and Jesus. If you start serenading God; the demons are going to leave!


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