1 Peter

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1 Peter 5 – Skeptic's Annotated Bible answered

A response and reply to the notes on 1 Peter 5 in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

King James Version

SAB comment

My comment

1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

"The devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
Is the devil free to roam?
How are Jesus and Satan alike?
The author of the SAB forgot to list verses as Job 1:7 where it is also made clear the devil walks on this earth. But see 2 Pet. 2:4 where the author of the SAB reads a contradiction.
The author of the SAB also lists some comparisions between Jesus and Satan, but they are very superficial. Both are persons, does that make them alike? But the author of the SAB got several of his comparisons wrong. For example in his comment on Is. 14:12 he actually argued that the Lucifer mentioned there was not Satan. But I suppose truth doesn't matter as long as you can score ‘points.’ The sons of God in Job 38:7 does refer to the angels, not to a specific individual. And it is unclear Satan was among the ones that shouted for joy. Possibly not.
And in Job 1:6 the sons of God are humans gathering for worship, not angels, and certainly not Satan.
Score: only 1 out of 4. Maybe the author of the SAB cannot read the Bible as well as he thinks he can.

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.