This article will briefly show how the subject of suffering is significant in the study of First Peter. Though not all commentators agree, it will be argued that suffering functions as the controlling theme in the book—that is, suffering is the main motif around which the contents of the epistle revolve. At the end, some implications of this scrutiny will be given for Christians, especially for their suffering.
To continue reading the article, see Brian Najapfour, “Significance of Suffering in the Study of First Peter,” Puritan Reformed Journal 1, no. 2 (2009): 23-31.