The First Epistle of Peter affirms that believers have been redeemed from their futile ways with Jesus’ precious blood and states that Jesus bore their sins in his body on the cross. It also presents Jesus as the righteous one who died for the unrighteous and for their sins. A careful examination of the contexts and exhortations in which these affirmations appear, however, is sufficient to demonstrate that in reality they do not ascribe any type of atoning efficacy to Jesus’ death.