What does it mean 1 Peter 4:5?

2018-02-01 09:26:37

1 Peter 4:5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready

to judge the living and the dead.

I hope it's OK to put 2 questions based on the same verse.

When the author wrote the sentence that time, he said that God is ready to judge them. My question is : what does it mean "ready" ?

I mean, to me when I read the word "ready" ---> this made me think about the future. So, those "friends" (when the author wrote the sentence) has not been judged yet. This raise a question if the situation is something like (A) because the judgement will take place million years later or (B) because they are not dead yet.

In (A), after they dead - they are not judged yet.

In (B), after they dead - they are judged.

What does it mean "judge the living and the dead" ?

I am not quite certain on the two questions thing either, but here goes nothing...

The judgement from God has not happened yet, it still is to happen, although we do not know when it will be. It will b

  • I am not quite certain on the two questions thing either, but here goes nothing...

    The judgement from God has not happened yet, it still is to happen, although we do not know when it will be. It will be when the Kingdom of God is finished, and it is certain to happen, but no one knows the time. So it kind of is (A), though it may be a day or a million years.(Matthew 24:36)

    This is explained in far more detail then I could explain in the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, but basically Christians (Catholics, anyways, I am not sure with other confessions) believe that the dead will be resurrected when Judgement day comes and they will be judged by Jesus as per the Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed.

    2018-02-01 10:43:08