Self-Righteousness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

self-ri'-chus-nes: A term that has come to designate moral living as a way of salvation; or as a ground for neglecting the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. The thought is present in the teaching of Jesus, who spoke one parable particularly to such as reckoned themselves to be righteous (Luke 18:9). The Pharisees quite generally resented the idea of Jesus that all men needed repentance and they most of all. They regarded themselves as righteous and looked with contempt on "sinners." Paul in all his writings, especially Romans 3 Galatians 3 Ephesians 2 Philippians 3, contrasts the righteousness that is God's gift to men of faith in Jesus Christ, with righteousness that is "of the law" and "in the flesh." By this latter he means formal conformity to legal requirements in the strength of unregenerate human nature. He is careful to maintain (compare Romans 7) that the Law is never really kept by one's own power. On the other hand, in full agreement with Jesus, Paul looks to genuine righteousness in living as the demand and achievement of salvation based on faith. God's gift here consists in the capacity progressively to realize righteousness in life (compare Romans 8:1;).

See also SANCTIFICATION.

William Owen Carver

Library

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
... A Blow at Self-Righteousness. A Sermon (No.350). ... The sermon of this morning is
intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 7 1861/a blow at self-righteousness.htm

Self-Righteousness Insufficient.
... the first and third lines of the stanza. Hymn 2:154. Self-righteousness
insufficient. 1 "Where are the mourners, [1] (saith the ...
/.../hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 0 190277778 self-righteousness insufficient.htm

Self-Respect and Self-Righteousness
... SERMON XI. SELF-RESPECT AND SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS. Psalm 7:8. ... If so, it is a bad speech;
for self- righteousness is a bad temper of mind; there are few worse. ...
/.../kingsley/the good news of god/sermon xi self-respect and self-righteousness.htm

Self-Righteousness Insufficient.
... Hymns, Book II HYMN 154 Self-righteousness insufficient. LM Self-righteousness
insufficient. "Where are the mourners," saith the Lord,. ...
/.../hymn 154 self-righteousness insufficient.htm

Reform
... broken in pieces at once. The first god who is worshipped among us is one
called self-righteousness. The Pharisees were the high ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/reform.htm

Believe Just Now
... I can't give him faith, but I can give him earnestness; and by giving him earnestness,
I hope to persuade him to give me faith." This is self-righteousness. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/bonar/gods way of peace/chapter ix believe just now.htm

Ill-Temper
... Jealousy, anger pride, uncharity, cruelty, self-righteousness, sulkiness, touchiness,
doggedness, all mixed up together into one"Ill-Temper. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/drummond/the ideal life/ill-temper.htm

Sin and Grace
... true condition, leads us to repentance, drives us by faith to the precious blood
of Jesus, and no longer permits us to rest in our self-righteousness; and so ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 54 1908/sin and grace.htm

The Existence of Merit
... that the Catholic doctrine concerning the meritoriousness of good works derogates
from the merits of Christ and fosters "self-righteousness." Would it not be ...
/.../pohle/grace actual and habitual/section 1 the existence of.htm

The Dying Thief
... blood and divine mercy, is not gross, long profligacy, and outward, vehement
transgression; but it is self-complacency, clean, fatal self-righteousness and self ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the dying thief.htm

Thesaurus
Selfrighteousness
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS. self-ri'-chus-nes:
A term that has come to designate moral living as a way of ...
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Self-righteousness
... Selfrighteousness, Self-righteousness. Selfsame . Noah Webster's Dictionary ...
Selfrighteousness, Self-righteousness. Selfsame . Reference Bible.
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Selfsame (18 Occurrences)

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Prayers (99 Occurrences)
... the command for privacy (Matthew 6:6); its importunity (Luke 11:5-9; Luke 18:1-8);
its necessary conditions of humility, absence of selfrighteousness (Luke 18 ...
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Pharisees (86 Occurrences)
... New Testament (Matthew 3:7), they are ranked by our Lord with the Sadducees as a
"generation of vipers." They were noted for their self-righteousness and their ...
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Boast (86 Occurrences)
... sense (2 Corinthians 7:14). In the sense of self-righteousness (Ephesians
2:9 Romans 2:17, 23). Boaster (alazon, "a braggart") occurs ...
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Self-restraint (2 Occurrences)
Self-restraint. Self-respecting, Self-restraint. Selfrighteousness . ... (WEY NAS).
Self-respecting, Self-restraint. Selfrighteousness . Reference Bible.
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Poverty (25 Occurrences)
... a poverty in spiritual things: "Blessed are the poor in spirit." By this is meant,
Blessed are they who feel that they have no self-righteousness, no worth of ...
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Christ (573 Occurrences)

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Subtopics

Self-Righteousness

Self-Righteousness is Boastful

Self-Righteousness is Vain Because Our Righteousness Is: But External

Self-Righteousness is Vain Because Our Righteousness Is: But Partial

Self-Righteousness is Vain Because Our Righteousness Is: Ineffectual for Salvation

Self-Righteousness is Vain Because Our Righteousness Is: No Better than Filthy Rags

Self-Righteousness is Vain Because Our Righteousness Is: Unprofitable

Self-Righteousness: Church of Laodicea

Self-Righteousness: Denunciation Against

Self-Righteousness: Folly of

Self-Righteousness: General Scriptures Concerning

Self-Righteousness: Hateful to God

Self-Righteousness: Illustrated

Self-Righteousness: Israel

Self-Righteousness: Lawyer

Self-Righteousness: Man is Prone To

Self-Righteousness: Pharisees

Self-Righteousness: Saints Renounce

Self-Righteousness: Saul

Self-Righteousness: The Laodicean Congregation

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to are Abominable Before God

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to are Pure in Their own Eyes

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Audaciously Approach God

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Condemn Others

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Consider Their own Way Right

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Despise Others

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Proclaim Their own Goodness

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Reject the Righteousness of God

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Seek to Justify Themselves

Self-Righteousness: They Who are Given to Seek to Justify Themselves Before Men

Self-Righteousness: Warning Against

Self-Righteousness: Young Man

Supererogation: The Doctrine of Excessive and Meritorious Righteousness

Related Terms

Self-righteousness

Selfsame (18 Occurrences)

Prayers (99 Occurrences)

Pharisees (86 Occurrences)

Boast (86 Occurrences)

Self-restraint (2 Occurrences)

Poverty (25 Occurrences)

Christ (573 Occurrences)

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