It is a fairly easy verse to understand like I said above. For for this cause — Or to this end; was the gospel preached — Ever since it was intimated to Adam, in the promise made to him after the fall, that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head; to them that are dead — Who have died in their several generations, and especially to our forefathers, the descendants of Abraham, and the other patriarchs, by Moses and the prophets; that they might be judged according to men in the flesh — Or, that though they were judged in the flesh according to the manner of men, with rash, unrighteous judgment, were condemned as evil- doers, and some of them put to death, they might live according to God — Agreeably to his word and will; in the spirit — In their soul, renewed after the divine image, as his devoted servants and witnesses in the midst of their persecutors, and so be prepared to live with him in a future world. But it is preliminary to the Last Judgment (Hebrews 9:27), at which believers, who are quickened spiritually, cannot be condemned to the second death (Revelation 20:6). This is parallel to 1 Peter 3:19 : cf. 4:1-2 Just as Jesus physically suffered, we are to take up the same determined spirit to live for God's purposes and put away all sin. Death is not the last word for believers because God will raise them from the dead. It is generally agreed, therefore, that the judgment spoken of must mean more than either the mortification of the flesh, or the chastening of God, and that what is referred to is physical death as the penalty of sin, the judgment from which none, not even the saved, are exempt. 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. 1 Peter 4:8-11. If they have been falsely accused notwithstanding their obedience to the Gospel, they will be permitted to live according to God; will live with Him in the spirit or in the spirit world. It there means certainly a judicial punishment, or even judicial destruction. “For” is a term of explanation. How, then, will they be hereafter condemned to a judicial destruction of the flesh, but a merciful preservation of the spirit? Your email address will not be published. For Peter is not dealing with any such question as to how it shall stand with those who have not heard the Gospel in this world, but with a plain case where the Gospel is known,—the case where Christians are slandered by their heathen neighbours for their fidelity to the Gospel. Please help me. He says, "live," not 'made alive;' for they are supposed to have been already "quickened together with Christ" (Ephesians 2:5). The Gospel was preached at some time before Peter was writing, but the ones who received that preaching afterward died. Christians face an altogether different future than the lost. Even though these brethren had experienced judgment for their sins by dying physically, they lived on in a new spiritual sphere of life since they were believers (cf. App-104. 1 Peter 3:18). The rules of interpretation that we should keep in mind is that we interpret unclear verses with the clear verses and the minority of texts with the majority of texts. There is no textual evidence for Christ preaching the gospel after a person has died. John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. The particle men, marking the contrast, is ignored in the Authorized Version and Revised Version. The main points in dispute, however, are the time, scene, and subjects of this preaching. To ignorant individuals, this is taken as proof that God doesn’t exist or that Christianity isn’t the “way” to God. 645 f. So was provision made for those who died between the descent of Christ and the evangelisation of their own countries.— , . Sep 22, 2016. Because everyone will give account of his life to God ( 1 Peter 4:5), Christians preach the gospel. “For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”. These considerations, and others of like kind, render this popular view of the passage very doubtful indeed. 1 Peter 4:6. Daily devotional with John Piper. ", "These are not all of the dead who shall face the Judge at the last day but those to whom the gospel was preached prior to Peter"s writing (by the gospel preachers mentioned in. A number of scholars believe that … physical death. We think, moreover, that, , in both verses, must refer to the same judge and the same. They became Christians while on earth and are now dead. "These are not all of the dead who shall face the Judge at the last day but those to whom the gospel was preached prior to Peter"s writing (by the gospel preachers mentioned in 1 Peter 4:1; 1 Peter 4:12 [sic 1 Peter 1:12]), who at this writing were already dead [cf. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.a. This statement encourages Christians that they have something for which to live beyond this present life. ‘For to this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.’. John Piper So the main point of Peter saying that is to boost the moral of suffering believers seeing the brothers and sisters dying for the beliefs ; yes, they may be judged by men and put to dead in their bodies but for God they are living in his spiritual realm because God is not the God of the dead but of the living, like Jesus said. by Grant Richison | Nov 14, 1997 | 1 Peter | 81 comments, “For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”. We can look to three passages within 1-2 Peter for clues to his intentions: • In 1 Peter 4:6, Peter says that “the Good News was preached even to the dead.” However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Christ did the preaching. Oecumenius rightly condemns the view, which adds in trespasses and sins or takes dead in a figurative sense, despite the authority of e.g., Augustine (Ep., 164, §§ 1–18).— , the Gospel was preached, the impersonal passive leaves the way open for the development of this belief according to which not Christ only but also the Apostles preached to the dead. 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? A close parallel may be found in 1 Corinthians 5:5. ‘But such a meaning does not fit the context: what kind of warning would it be to say that God is ready to judge people for wickedness (v.5) and then add that it really does not matter much what they do in this life for there will be a second chance for them to be saved after they die? —The gospel is preached to men with reference to, and for the sake of, their living holily, and being prepared for the judgment. Our Lord bids the Apostles “fear Him [it is doubtful whether he means God, or Satan, who acts by God’s permission] who is able to destroy both soul [He does not say ‘spirit’] and body in hell.” So it would be the simplest explanation of our present text if we might believe that these Antediluvians were to be deprived of resurrection of the flesh which they had so foully corrupted, but in God’s mercy, through accepting the gospel preached to them by Christ after their death, were to be allowed a purely spiritual existence. Thanks for the forum here. they might = though they might. Literally, this phrase would read “to dead ones.” They are dead from the viewpoint of the remaining Christians on earth. [10] Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: [11] Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Peter now gives the explanation. Then the rendering would be, “That they might be condemned in the flesh by men, but live as to God through the Spirit.” There are two previous instances of the word spirit, when denoting the Holy Spirit, being without the article, that is, in 1 Peter 1:2. Thank you for this helpful explanation of a passage Steve Brown described in a tape I received last week as entirely confusing. I’ve been reading your explanation and people’s comments, I said it’s a few who can be so kind to reply. To those who eat Christ’s flesh. ание во плоти, живя в этом мире, и теперь будут вечно жить в Божьем присутствии. It must be admitted that the prevalent view fairly meets some of the most pressing requirements of the exegesis, and that it establishes an easy connection with the preceding verse. 2. But in either case they have been subject to the judgment of men and they also now participate in His new life in the Spirit. It fits in with the idea of the previous verse and the counsels of the whole section. Thus some have now physically died, whereas others are ‘dead in Christ’ (1 Peter 4:1). I thought about the parallel contrasted in 1Pi.4:6 highlighted by the greek use of "men" and "de". This dual aspect of life and death is in fact found in the teaching of Jesus in John 5:24-29. They are dead spiritually. It is important to note that in 3:19 the “spirits” are not human beings. This has been said, as I think, by way of anticipation, for it might have been objected, that the gospel is of no benefit to the dead, as it does not restore them to life. ., that though they had been judged in respect of flesh as men are judged they might live in respect of spirit as God lives. Christ has assured our ultimate victory, and to turn back is to incur God"s punishment. The NT nowhere else suggests that a person can become a believer after death or that all dead will be saved (cf. If, with many commentators, we understand these difficult words of those who have been persecuted, especially those who have suffered martyrdom for Christ’s sake, the meaning will be, that they might, after the example of their Master, be judged according to men-suffer in accordance with the judgement of men-, in the flesh; but live according to God; in accordance with God’s will and divine power. [Note: E.g, Barclay, p295.] Peter is saying that those who have been persecuting the Christians out of jealousy because of their godly lifestyle will be judged by God. At the last day men will be judged according to the way they lived while in the flesh or before they died ( 2 Corinthians 5:10). We think, moreover, that judged, in both verses, must refer to the same judge and the same judgment-day. As a brand new reader, I'm grateful to Google for leading me to this site, and for your faithful work in studying, and sharing the Good News. And cross reference with Ephesians 4: 8-9 – He ascended but before that descended and “He led the captives away and gave gifts to men.”. Peter’s use of the present tense and subjunctive mood shows the certainty of this coming to pass. “To encourage you to suffer death for Christ, know that is why the Good News was preached also to the Gentiles dead in sin (, to make them know Christ; to those who had been judged and condemned to death in their physical existence as all men are judged (, it was preached to them so that by the power of God, in their spiritual existence (as Christ now lives) they may, This applies to both right now, and to eternity. As regards the dead Christ descended into Hades to preach there and so was followed by His Apostles. We reject the view of Alford and others that the reference is to a preaching of the gospel to men after death, which is nowhere taught in Scripture, and contradicts its whole tenor. 3. Search; Search for: Search for: 1 Peter 4:7-11 – Commentary on 1 Peter. Phouliphan, thanks for your comment. Cf. This sweeps away a whole class of expositions. 1 Peter 4:2 "That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to … Men are judged based on their response to the gospel (while in the flesh), by both men and God. Therefore, these persons are spiritually dead, dead in sin. It does injustice, for example, to the time to which the preaching is referred. It is assurance of their eternal future that lies ahead. The parallel between the dead and Christ is exact (see 1 Peter 3:20). The gospel has been preached because there is coming a final reckoning with God and God desires that all would be given a chance to repent (2 Peter 3:9-10). Steve, it appears that you do not follow your own “rules” of the hermeneutics of which you yourself assert. 1 Peter 3:18 is in line with that those that are dead don’t get a chance of Resurrection at all? 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.’ The preaching itself can be understood only as an offer of grace. I just saw the comments above and I am not a Mormon. “This reason” means unto this end. According to this verse–no! They heard the gospel while, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. We then set for it limits much too narrow, if we confine it to the present life. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). 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. The use of the word ‘judge’ in the one clause, is also the natural key to its use in the other. Your email address will not be published. On the former interpretation the argument becomes this—‘Be not disturbed or led astray by your revilers; they have their account to give to Christ Himself, all of them, whether they be dead or living when He comes; for the object with which the Gospel was preached to those now departed, as it is preached to those now living, was to lead them to the life of God; and if they frustrate this object, it will only make their condemnation surer.’ On the latter it amounts to this,—‘Have done for ever with the vile, pagan life; the heathen will persecute you, and justify their persecutions by reviling your character; be not moved by that. We do so to enable people to give that account joyfully rather than sorrowfully (cf. The preaching took place when these “dead ones” were still amid the living. 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. Many of the most influential interpreters of the present day hold strongly that it does. Does the passage, then, speak of an offer of grace made to men after they have entered the world of the dead? He promises, “I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:54). It is no objection that the Gospel was not preached to all that shall be found dead at Christ's coming. Meyer holds that this is an expansion of I Peter 3:20. Optional: Complete our How to Study a Book of The Bible lessons with 1 Peter. They heard the gospel while alive and have now passed into eternity before the writing of this epistle. There is no second chance. 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. Epimac. Are you dead, spiritually? Why give the Gospel to dead people when they will not have any opportunity of obeying it then? It involves the assumptions that the term ‘dead’ must mean all the dead, and that what is given as the statement of an already accomplished fact is the statement of a general principle. This is man"s day (1 Corinthians 4:3), when he is judging and condemning. The verses in this pericope are a strong encouragement to endure suffering. The aorist shows its cessation. What was the situation with regard to them? In chapter 3:19 Peter speaks of a different thing: Jesus going back to proclaim victory before rebellious spirits that rebelled before the flood (Genesis 6:1-2). Morning Dr Grant, how are you, today I bring Titus 2:13. in the spirit; in their spiritual and immortal nature. But the dead must be the same as in I Peter 4:5; and there they are opposed to the living. Your point about those who have never heard is answered in Romans 1 and 10. 1 Peter 4:6. Believers have a similar destiny; they die physical but will be raised to eternal life by the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that those without Christ are dead while still physically living. By His blood alone we are saved. One view of these passages has been that this verse means that the gospel was preached to people after they died, giving them a “second chance” to repent and believe the gospel. Does this mean that someone can hear the gospel and repent after death? Hence at the time the apostle was writing this epistle he would say they are dead. Judged according to men—The gospel is preached to men with reference to, and for the sake of, their living holily, and being prepared for the judgment. As regards the living, there is a brotherhood in the world witnessing for Christ in … STREAM DOWNLOAD. It also points to feelings which (as we gather from Romans 8:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, etc.) 1 Peter 1:9-12 KJV The contrast between “flesh” and “spirit” is parallel to 3:18 where Christ died in His flesh but was raised to life by the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that the gospel was “preached to the dead” (1 Peter 4:6). The argument of First Peter is that believers are to endure persecution knowing that they have eternal life before them. Thus, 4:6 is not an elaboration of 3:19. Therefore, in the first clause, when he says, “that they might be judged in the flesh, according to men,” it is a concession; and “judged” means here, as often elsewhere, condemned; and flesh is the outward man. Solid Joys. Even Christians suffer the judgment that comes upon all flesh, i.e. Gospel preached also to ... dead - as well as to them now living, and to them that shall be found alive at the Judge's coming. ‘they may live in the spirit according to the will of God’-‘spirit’-‘Since spirit is without the definite article in the Greek text, it could be translated “in the spiritual realm”…’(Grudem p. 171). There is no verb “are” in this verse. note. (6) For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead.—This version is misleading, and seems indeed to be one of those rare cases where the original has been expanded by the translators for doctrinal ends. —In view of the judgment. 1 John 2:28). Like instances are not wanting in classical Greek. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications. this (end). No art. In the previous verse, Christ is said to be quite ready to “judge” quick and dead. “To encourage you to suffer death for Christ, know that is why the Good News was preached also to the Gentiles dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1), to make them know Christ; to those who had been judged and condemned to death in their physical existence as all men are judged (Romans 3:9); it was preached to them so that by the power of God, in their spiritual existence (as Christ now lives) they may live as God lives.” This applies to both right now, and to eternity. They are eternally out of fellowship with God (Romans 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13). Read 1 Peter 4 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). 1 Peter 4:7-11 teaches the third way we are to live godly lives: Accomplish the Will of God like Christ, page 5 of 6 around the theme 1 Peter 4:1-11 Living for God. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. 1 Peter 4:6. The first half of 1 Pet 4:6 is fairly straightforward. Just my 2 cents. Jesus went and preached the gospel during His 3 days before resurrection in the heart of the earth to those who were disobedient in Noah's day. The Word of God is not complex or difficult to understand. Peter concedes a part of this objection, and yet in such a way, that they are not deprived of the salvation obtained by Christ. Judged ... according to men ... but live according to God ... For, for this cause was the Gospel preached also, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, according to men as regards the flesh, but might live on, ὅτι αἰτιολογικῶς εἰρημένων δεῖ πρὸς τὰ πρὸ αὐτοῦ ἀναφέρεσθαι. 1. Question, what happens to those where the gospel of God never penetrate…what about poeople that never heard about the Gospel or like in Exodus 20…worshiping GOd as idols, what happens to them when they die and never had been given a change to undergo the Gospel…dont you think they also need fair chance to enter heaven to meet their maker. Though Christ, then, may not appear a deliverer in this life, yet his redemption is not void, or without effect; for his power extends to the dead. Chapter 3 refers to a different thing: it says "spirits in prison". 2. Compare 1 Peter 3:18. The preaching was done by human beings, not by Christ. 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. 1 Peter 3:19-20]." The Gospel, substantially, was "preached" to the Old Testament Church; though not so fully as to us. I think I remember reading once that this section of 1 Peter had over 60 interpretations. The dead Christians of verse six had the gospel preached to them while alive on earth (aorist tense; indicative mood). The word “judged” here, I suppose, therefore, to refer to a sentence passed on them for their religion, consigning them to death for it. The only time we can come to Christ is when we are alive on earth. God"s day is to come. Even Christians, who have died spiritually and ethically (Romans 8:10), can only hope wistfully to escape it (2 Corinthians 5:2 ff.). Those "sons of God" were spiritual beings who left their position in haven out of lustful rebellion. 6. Those who try to claim that this passage is simple to understand are simply ignorant of the issues. Would read “to dead ones.” they are opposed to the death of believers is far from easy make. To contradict this thinking Peter argues that unbelievers do not follow that Peter should change argument. 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