Sunday, April 02, 2006

Going back to the original Greek word of justification, which is δικαιοσύνη, the Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament found in, define the word as:

(1) righteousness, uprightness, generally denoting the characteristics of δίκαιος (righteous, just) (Matt 5:6);

(2) legally justice, uprightness, righteousness (Phil 3:6);

(3) as an attribute of God righteousness, integrity (Rom 3:5);

(4) of the right behavior that God requires of persons righteousness, good behavior, uprightness (Matt 5:20), opposite αδικία (unrighteousness, wrongdoing);

(5) in Pauline thought of the divine action by which God puts a person right with himself and which then becomes a dynamic power in the believer’s life making right(eous); state of having been made righteous (Rom 1:17)

Picture by Suphamongkhon Arwatchanakarn

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