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Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 5: What does it mean for first-century slaves to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:18–25)

Part 5 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144.

The original article is available at churchsociety.org

Main headings for Part 5:
* First-century slavery
* A distinctively Christian perspective
* Unjust circumstances
* Is Peter telling slaves to endure physical violence?
* Grounded in Christ’s atoning work

God’s heart for all humanity (1 Timothy 2:1–7)

Tensions are very high in our community at the moment. Take the illegal anti-lockdown protest on 23 July 2021 in Sydney. The protesters were expressing a fear and anger that’s clearly present amongst many. They were wrong to express it in this way. But you can feel it, can’t you? I know right now many of us are feeling the frustration. Some of us are in almost impossible situations: climbing the walls! And it’s hard. The catch-cry of the protest was freedom: freedom of movement, of work, of association. And while the protest itself was way out of line, freedom does matter, doesn’t it? It matters for us and our community. The Bible teaches us to live as humans among humans and human authorities, by helping us to see God’s heart for all humanity, as we pray.

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