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Glorification
Glory
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Glorification
Glorification. Doctrine of an aspect of salvation built upon the broader biblical concept of the glory of God. The Hebrew word for “glory” originally meant “weighty, heavy, or important.” From there it moved to the idea of an influential, rich, or prominent person. In ancient cultures the wealthy and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Glorification
GLORIFICATION The expression of God’s glory and splendor. The Hebrew word for “glory” originally meant “weighty, heavy, or important.” From there it moved to the idea of an influential, rich, or prominent person. In ancient cultures the wealthy and the powerful were marked by the finery of their dress
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Glory
Glory, glorificationThe terminology of glory provides a window on virtually the whole of Paul’s theology (the noun doxa occurs seventy-six times, the verb doxazō, twelve times, predominantly in Romans and the Corinthian letters). Nowhere in the NT are its OT roots more apparent than in Paul’s usage.
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Glorification
glorification. Sometimes identified as the final event in the *ordo salutis, in which believers receive their complete and final redemption, are fully freed from all sin, and enjoy unhindered communion with God. Glorification, being dependent on *union with Christ, is considered a future reality yet
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Glorification
GlorificationThe perfect conformity of the believer to the image of Jesus Christ, both in body and soul. It is the perfection of sanctification, when our body of humiliation will be conformed to the body of Christ’s glory (Phil. 3:21) and we shall be entirely “like Christ” (1 John 3:2). These texts
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Glorification
Glorification. When, at the parousia, both the dead in Christ and living believers will receive resurrected bodies—final and full “redemption of our bodies” (Rom. 8:23), suited to the new heaven and new earth. This theological term is a synonym for immortality—as the glorification that believers will
Key passages
Ro 1:21

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Ro 8:28–30

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose, because those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he …

2 Co 3:17–18

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory into glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

Php 3:20–21

For our commonwealth exists in heaven, from which also we eagerly await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our humble body to be conformed to his glorious body, in accordance with the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

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