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October 15, 2019 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What it really means to be righteous

What comes to mind when you hear the word “righteous,” and what is your understanding of what it means to be righteous? Perhaps, like me, you instinctively think that to be righteous means to achieve some kind of moral perfection, that the righteous person is the one who lives a moral and ethical life. Let me ask you to consider a better way of understanding righteousness....Keep Reading

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September 9, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What righteousness really is

The first seminary class I ever took was New Testament Greek. One of the insights that I have never forgotten was when the professor told us that the Greek word ‘œdiakosune,‘ commonly translated as righteousness, is best thought of Biblically as ‘œright-relatedness,‘ i.e. related rightly to God. I have always appreciated that nuance, as righteousness is a word that tends to conjure up images of moral perfection in my mind. In other words, a righteous person is someone who does not sin, who does what is right and does not do what is wrong. But thinking of ‘œdiakosune‘ as more than just moral perfection, but as being rightly related to God, introduces a whole other element. ...Keep Reading

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