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Wednesday
Sep092009

Theological Term of the Week

righteousness
That perfection of God whereby he conforms to his own holiness; his attribute of moral purity by which he always thinks and does what is right.

  • From scripture:
    …to declare that the Lord is upright;
    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Psalm 92:15 ESV)
    What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! (Romans 9:14 NKJV)
  • From A Body of Doctrinal Divinity: Of the Justice or Righteousness of God by John Gill:

Learn more: 

  1. Blue Letter Bible, Don Stewart: Is God Righteous?
  2. Bob Deffinbaugh: The Righteousness of God
  3. Fred Zaspel: Four Aspects of Divine Righteousness
  4. From my attributes of God posts: God’s Righteousness

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I’m also interested in any suggestions you have for tweaking my definitions or for additional (or better) articles or sermons/lectures for linking. I’ll give you credit and a link back to your blog if I use your suggestion.

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