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Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 4: Why does 1 Peter instruct Christians to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:13–17)

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Part 4 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

Main headings for Part 4:

  • Why does Peter say to submit? Does postcolonial interpretation have the answer?
  • Submit to “every human creature”… what?
  • An alternative: “human institution”? No.
  • Submit and do good, because God is creator of all
  • Submit and do good, because God is judge of all
  • Submit and do good, because God has redeemed us
  • The big ideas that set the scene for what follows (2:17)
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  • Lionel J. Windsor, "Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter", The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144

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