1 Peter Chapter 1 Discussion

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Peter 1

    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.
  • 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

    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?
  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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
  • Gigi on 1 Peter 1
    Are all sin equal with god(no large or small sins)
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Peter 1

    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!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    Amen Brother Jesse,

    James 2:10 Also came to mind.
  • 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.


    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.


    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.


  • 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 - in Reply on 1 Peter 1
    In the second death will sinners die or burn forever in hell? Please support with scripture. Thank you
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Victoria on 1 Peter 1:16
    What and how do you worship god
  • 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!
  • Growing Closer to Your Father - in Reply on 1 Peter 1:16
    You read His Word, with new born again eyes. To see His love unfolded throughout our history with Him.

    To run the limits of wickedness until in agony of soul we bow our knee and ask Him to come in and help us finally. And He does.

    I had to become very old to hear a Fathers heart poured out in the Book of Lamentations. His sorrow over a nation and a people who would stubbornly reject Him time and time again. The pure pressure of Gods heart would almost make my heart implode, because me and people He loved would just wander away.

    How could we be such rockheads? And yet every time we turn and mourn the sins we did that drove us away from Him, is what drives us back into fellowship with Him.

    He is so Holy, He cannot look upon sin; or hasten to us. He had to give His very own Son, to mediate for us. A Son that was willing to show us what Father is like.

    How, please tell me how can we just step over that, and ask unfeeling questions like: is inter-racial marriage ok?

    And then you want someone else to search the Bible for you .... because you don't search the scriptures yourself.

    God used to spend the early evenings, walking with and talking with Adam. He still does that With people who have their hearing tuned in, by way of The Holy Spirit.

    You can have that relationship that you truly want, but are afraid to lean into and make it happen. Turn the sounds of the world OFF, sit in the floor by your bed, still your mind, listen. Pray what is on your mind. Listen.

    Sing something your spirit loves. I sing an old song named: and He walks with me and He talks with me, and tells me that I'm His own.... Other days I may cry. Why? Because God the Father is what the heart longs to know. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father; and you can sit and ask Him to pray for people who desperately need Him now. Like: remember my brother in your prayers, for he needs a miracle in his relationships with those that love him and want him to be saved.
  • Andy G van den Berg on 1 Peter 1
    1 Peter 1:23

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    By attending a man-made institution (Acts 7:48; 17:24) a few hours a week does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. That is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; Rev. 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

    Only through Repentance will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • Shaarei on 1 Peter 1:9
    Glory to our Lord forever and ever . Receiving the end of your faith ( Entering into Our Lords Kingdom ) even the salvation of YOUR souls

    1Corinthiann 13:12

    For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known

    We are being entered into our Father NOW!

    Glory to The King of all days

    We return with our Lord...in our Lord

    1 Thessalonians 2:19

    "For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?"


    Philippians 3:14

    "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

    Our Father bless you and lead you to His paths of righteousness for His names sake in Jesus mighty mighty name
  • Pastor ronald on 1 Peter 1:7
    this context is not about losing our Salvation
  • Hilda on 1 Peter 1
    1 Peter Chapter 1

    Jesus is the mediator between our Heavenly father and humanity 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 peter 1:3

    Adams sin brought a curse upon all humanity. Sin and death or( a separation from God and humanity.) Jesus death was a sacrifice for us all to be reconciled back to the father

    1 Peter 1:18 Romans 5:19

    Jesus was baptized by his cousin John the baptist Luke 3:21,22

    Jesus received the Infilling of the Holy Spirit (Jesus did what was pleasing to his father)

    Jesus human nature was transformed and his divine nature allowed him to be in harmony

    with our heavenly father so that he would to be victorious over the weaknesses of the

    human flesh. 1 peter 1:16

    Our hope is in the victory that Jesus demonstrated to us( Jesus is our example )

    We can be reconciled back to God our father if we submit our minds over to him, just

    as Jesus submitted his mind over to the father

    According to your faith,you can submit your human weaknesses over to our Heavenly Father and Jesus, whose Divine Power is greater than our human weaknesses. 1 peter 1: 21, 23

    You can obtain salvation according to the word of God.
  • Fabian adams on 1 Peter 1:5
    How will salvation "be revealed in the last time"

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