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 4:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:15, NIV: "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler." What Man Does in the New Birth. “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. 1 Peter 5:13-14. Jan 24, 2016 The Sum of the Christian Life. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. What does Peter tell us to combat these lies? ◄ 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. His idea of this judgment is rather of a “judgment” such as took place in the days of Noe, a great crisis (the Greek word for “judgment”) or world-wide catastrophe, which, of course, cannot harm the just, but only the unjust. 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." But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 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. 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. Yet, on the other hand, it was a warning to the Christians. 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 A New Slant on Suffering; 1 Peter 4:7-11 Living on the Edge of Eternity; 1 Peter 4:12-19 A Final Word on Suffering; JOHN DUMMELOW. If we did as Peter has instructed—fix our hope completely on the grace to be brought at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1:13)—our neighbors would begin to see the ark in our lives, and we would have many opportunities of explaining our hope. 2:14] has ceased from sin, 2 # Rom. Why did not St. Paul say, “To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that he may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus?” and St. Peter, “For this cause was the gospel preached to the dead also, that though judged indeed in flesh, they might, after all, live according to God?” And what is the point of this dread warning, if in the end these Antediluvians attain to the same bliss, “both in body and soul,” as other men? Pastor Jeremy; 1 Peter 3:7. 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 Peter 4 New International Version ... 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 5:15 so as to live for # ch. 5 They will give an account to Him who is ready (B)to judge the living and the dead. 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. Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. Jude. He does not say for pagans, for idolaters, or for apostates, but among yourselves. There is a particle in the original - μὲν men, "indeed" - which has not been retained in the common translation, but which is quite important to the sense: "that they might indeed be judged in the flesh, but live," etc. Heaven is their real home. 1 Peter 4:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:6, NIV: "For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit." 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. The church that is at Babylon saluteth you — See the preface. 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. 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. 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. In the previous verse, Christ is said to be quite ready to “judge” quick and dead. (2) But if 1Peter 4:6 clenches the warning to the Christians not to become antinomian, then we must understand the destiny of these dead to whom Christ preached to be not the brightest, after all. Christ’s Example to Be Followed. 1 Peter 4:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Christ’s Example to Be Followed. Let brotherly love continue, Heb. 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. 1 Peter 4:6. Was the gospel preached also to them that are dead - Many, as Doddridge, Whitby, and others, understand this of those who are spiritually dead, that is, the Gentiles, and suppose that the object for which this was done was that "they might be brought to such a state of life as their carnal neighbors would look upon as a kind of condemnation and death" - Doddridge. 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (brown) bible – Calibri and Phosphate inlade. Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Revelation 14:13. 4:5 being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 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. 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. 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. 13. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 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. 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. 1 Peter 3:13-17. – Cultural Background for 1 Peter. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will … 1 Peter 3:13 Parallel Commentaries. CHAPTER 4. 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. 1 Peter 4 - 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; 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. ... 13 But a rejoice, inasmuch as ye are b partakers of Christ’s c sufferings; that, ... JST 1 Pet. 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. 1 Since therefore # ch. 1 Peter 2. It there means certainly a judicial punishment, or even judicial destruction. Peter encourages them with a vision of "an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven Table of Contents. 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. Sep 15, 2016. It was in a subordinate sense, indeed, that they might glorify God by a martyr's death; but in a higher sense, that in this world and the next they might truly live. 6:2, 7; Gal. Paul is very clear on this point, too (see 1 Cor 11:11–12; Gal 3:28). to them that are dead; not in a figurative sense, dead in trespasses and sins; though this is the case of all mankind, and of God's elect, in a state of nature, whether Jews or Gentiles; and the Gospel is preached to such, as it is ordered to be preached to all nations, to every creature, and is the means of quickening dead sinners; and this follows upon it, that such as receive it are judged and condemned by men, and live spiritually here, according to the will of God, and an eternal life hereafter; but the word "dead" is used in the same sense as in the preceding verse, where it manifestly signifies such who had been alive, but were now dead in a natural sense, whom Christ would judge as well as those that will be found alive when he comes; wherefore the Gospel has been preached also to them that are already dead, as well as to those who are now alive. 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 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). That they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.—In order to obtain a clear notion of this hard saying, it will be necessary once more to survey the course of the whole passage. Nov 29, 2015 Christ – Our Example to Follow. 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. NO. It was natural, in such a connection, to refer to those who had died in the faith, and to show, for their encouragement, that though they had been put to death, yet they still lived to God. Fundamentals Of The Faith - Week 5 - Titles And Possessions Of The Born-Again Christian Series Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 15, 2020 based on 2 ratings | 107 views . 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). In order to support the idea that in the other two cases of the same epistle (4:5, 4:6) Peter suddenly switches from physical to allegorical use of this word, some stronger argument must be presented rather than just an allegorical sense of νέκρος used in a parable written by another author (Luke). 1 Peter: 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. 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. 3 John. Quick outline of 1 Peter. Sep 22, 2016. gospel preached also to … dead—as well as to them now living, and to them that shall be found alive at the coming of the Judge. 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. (1 Peter 4:1) Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. People judged them severely, and put them to death for their religion; God gave them life, and saved them. 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. 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… 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." The blessedness of sufferers for righteousness, 1 Peter 3:13-14. 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. May e grace and f peace be multiplied to you.. Born Again to a Living Hope. Dec 13, 2015 The Beauty of Submission. It is no valid objection that the Gospel has not been preached to all that shall be found dead at Christ's coming. Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. 2 Peter. 13:1. When we stand for Jesus in our schools, homes, or workplaces we will, at least from time to … a person who has foully sinned in the flesh, “for annihilation of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” That in that place it does not mean a temporal judgment upon the bodily life (such as was passed upon the Antediluvians or the profaners of the Eucharist at Corinth) is clear, from the fact that excommunication was not attended with temporal death. 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (black) 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (beige) 1 Peter 5:7 Casting All Your … 5:24; Col. 3:3, 5 whoever has suffered in the flesh # [2 Pet. A life holy in conduct, 1 Peter 1:14-16 c. A life reverent in attitude, 1 Peter 1:17-21 i. Now why, in these two cases, do the writers take pains to point the antithesis between “flesh” and “spirit,” if, after all, the flesh is to share the mercy shown to the spirit? John Piper Sep 15, 2016 395 Shares Look at the Book. 1 Since therefore # ch. “Do not fear their threats []; do not be frightened.” [] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. This is done in order to see if this passage even allows itself to be interpreted as a reference to Christ’s descent. 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. 1. “[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? 1 Peter 4 New International Version ... 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. There St. Paul judges to deliver to Satan (is he the warder of the “prison” where such spirits are confined?) By him they would be made to live - to have the true life. The antithesis becomes a false one. 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. This is the interpretation proposed by Wetstein, Rosenmuller, Bloomfield, and others. 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (black) 1 Peter 2:8 They Stumble, Being Disobedient To The Word (beige) 1 Peter 5:7 Casting All Your Cared Upon Him For He … There ought to be in all Christians a more fervent charity towards one another than towards other men: Have charity among yourselves. A life sober in hope, 1 Peter 1:13 b. 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Peter has already told us that Jesus preached to the spirits in prison, preaching a message of judgment (1 Peter 3:19). * 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same attitude (for whoever suffers in the flesh has broken with sin), 2 so as not to spend what remains of one’s life in the flesh on human desires, but on the will of God. 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. Christian Restraint. The material in this letters bears definite resemblance to his messages in the book of Acts. 6:14; 14:7; 2 Cor. Jesus has gathered us here today, like living stones, to build the church with us. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Author – Peter, the Apostle 2. He prevents an objection, that, seeing Christ came very lately, they may seem to be excusable who died before. (4) A digression because he made mention of the last general judgement. 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?" Sep 13, 2016 1.1K Shares Look at the Book. This book was likely written in the early 60s, and the second book attributed to Peter was probably written a few years later. 1 Peter 4:6. But in case they chose to be evil-doers, it was certain that they would suffer. The Gospel, substantially, was "preached" to the Old Testament Church; though not so fully as to the New Testament Church. Used by permission. He therefore says, that the design in publishing the gospel to them was, that though they might be judged by people in the usual manner, and put to death, yet that in respect to their higher and nobler nature, the spirit, they might live unto God. 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. The word "judged" here, I suppose, therefore, to refer to a sentence passed on them for their religion, consigning them to death for it. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13–21. Alford's explanation is wrong, "that they might be judged according to men as regards the flesh," that is, be in the state of the completed sentence on sin, which is death after the flesh. 2. 1 Peter 4. 1 Peter 3. For "judged" cannot have a different meaning in this verse from what "judge" bears in 1Pe 4:5. 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. That they might be judged according to men in the flesh - That is, so far as people are concerned, (κατὰ ἀνθρώπους kata anthrōpous,) or in respect to the treatment which they received from people in the flesh, they were judged and condemned; in respect to God, and the treatment which they received from him, (κατὰ Θεὸν kata Theon,) they would live in spirit. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead. * 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same attitude (for whoever suffers in the flesh has broken with sin), 2 so as not to spend what remains of one’s life in the flesh on human desires, but on the will of God. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:6. Hymns for 1 Peter 2 from Hymnary.org, an authoritative index of hymns and hymnals. 3:18 Christ suffered in the flesh, # 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you # [Eph. 4:7; 5:8; 1 Thess. (2) the apostle had just used the word in that sense in the previous verse. 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 —. Starting Your Journey A few techniques can help you stay clean in a … 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered [] 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, but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:7. John Piper May 3, 2013 52 Shares Sermon. The possible influence of the book of 1 Enoch will alsobe discussed. Is There Any Hope for the Dead? 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. Start Here! By him they would not be condemned. NO. 1 Peter Greeting. 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. 1 Peter 5. There is a whole set of passages which seems to teach that resurrection—i.e., the permanent restitution of life to the body—is a gift which does not belong to all. 1 Peter 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:13, NIV: "But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." The word church is not in the original, but it is supplied in the Syriac, Vulgate, and other ancient versions, and by Œcumenius. 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. Christian Restraint. 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. 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. One day they willlive with God in heaven and share God’s *glory. 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." 6:13] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for # Rom. 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. The life arising out of this salvation, 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 1. But live according to God - In respect to God, or so far as he was concerned. Quick outline of 1 Peter. Was it previous to Christ’s preaching the gospel to them in hell, or was it to be subsequent? (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. 2Corinthians 5:3-4). It was a gospel that Christ preached to them, for without it they would not have come to “live according to God” at all. 1 Peter 4:15, ESV: "But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler." He says, "live," not "made alive" or quickened; for they are supposed to have been already "quickened together with Christ" (Eph 2:5). Revelation. 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. Denomination: Bible Church. --1 Peter iii. Suffering proves salvation (1 Pet 1:1-12) Therefore: Be holy (1 Pet 1:13–21) Love one another (1 Pet 1:22–25) John Piper John Piper Sep 22, 2016 453 Shares 1. 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… 1 John. 1 Peter 4:7. Jan 13, 2008. 14, 15. 5:6, 8; 2 Tim. 1 Peter 4:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:18, NIV: "And, 'If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?'" To those who eat Christ’s flesh. (2:11) Read 1 Peter 2:11 carefully. Scripture: Daniel 3, Proverbs 17:3, 1 Peter 4:12-13, Exodus 20. 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. Audience- believers (Jesus and Gentiles) who are exiles and strangers to this world, scattered throughout Asia Minor 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. 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. 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? Those who responded to the gospel were judged according men in the body, which means they suffered and possibly even died for the faith. Animated by their example, we should be willing to suffer in the flesh, if we may for ever live with God. In the Old Testament this refers … And he’d caught a glimpse of the glory to follow (2 Pe 1:16–18; Mk 9:2–3). 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