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GENTLENESS A change in manner, a new behavior before God (Gal. 5:21, 22; 1 Thess. 2:7; 2 Tim. 2:24; Titus 3:2; Jas. 3:17).

GOODNESS A change in virtue, a new holiness in God (Gal. 5:21, 22; Rom. 15:14; Eph. 5:9; Phil. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:3-14).

MEEKNESS A change of disposition, a new humility before God (Gal. 5:21, 22; Num. 12:3; Ps. 76:9; 149:4; Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11).

TEMPERANCE A change to moderation, a new sobriety before God (Gal. 5:21, 22; Acts 24:25; 2 Pet. 1:3-14; 1 Cor. 9:25-27; Titus 1:8; 2:2).

REVELATION A change of knowledge, a new doctrine from God (Mt. 11:25; 13:35; 16:17; Deut. 29:29; Rom. 1:17; 1 Cor. 2:10; Eph. 1:17; 3:1-11).

COVICTION A change in the sense of guilt, a new awakening before God (Jn. 8:9; 16:7-12; Acts 2:37; 18:28; 1 Cor. 14:24; Jas. 2:9).

REMISSION A change of sentence, a new justification by God (Mt. 26:28; Lk. 24:47; Acts 2:38; 10:43; Heb. 9:22).

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RETRIBUTION A change of vengeance, a new attitude before God (Mt. 5:39; 7:12; Lk. 6:27-46; 9:51-55; Rom. 12:17-21; Heb. 10:30; 1 Cor. 6).

RANSOM A change from slavery, a new release by God (Job 33:24; Mt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:6; Gal. 5:1; 6:1; Rom. 6:3-6, 11-23; 8:1-13).

MORTIFATION A change of practice, a new conduct before God (Rom. 8:13; Col. 3:1-17; Mk. 11:24; Mt. 5:6; 1 Jn. 4:19).

CONSECRATION A change of devotion, a new offering of God (Rom. 12:1; 2 Cor. 8:5; Acts 6:4; 1 Tim. 4:13-15; Heb. 13:15).

ASSURANCE A change of security, a new covenant with God (Col. 2:2; 1 Thess. 1:5; Heb. 6:11; 10:19-23; 2 Tim. 3:14; 2 Pet. 1:4-14).

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SOUNDNESS A change of condition, a new perfection in God (Prov. 8:14; 14:30; Ps. 91; Col. 2:10; 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 Tim. 1:10; Titus 1:9, 13; 2:1-8).

CREATION AND TRANSFORMATION A change of likeness, a new image before God (2 Cor. 3:18; 5:17; Rom. 12:1, 2; 6:3-22; 8:1-13; 2 Pet. 1:3-14; Col. 3:1-17; Gal. 5:16-26).

RESURRECTION A change in substance, a new body given by God (1 Cor. 15:21-58; Phil. 3:20, 21; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; 1 Jn. 3:1-3; Jn. 5:28, 29).

PREDESTINATION A change of decree, a new destiny in God (Rom. 8:28-30; Eph. 1:5, 11; 3:10, 11; 1 Pet. 1:2-13; 2 Pet. 1:4-14; 2 Cor. 3:18).

FOREKNOWLEDGE A change in revelation, a new knowledge of God (Rom. 8:29; 11:2; Acts 2:23; 1 Pet. 1:2; Eph. 1:1-17; Mt. 11:25; Deut. 29:29).

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FOREORDINATION A change in appointment, a new future in God (Rom. 3:25; Jn. 15:16; 1 Thess. 5:9; 1 Pet. 1:20; Eph. 1:10; 2:7; 3:10, 11).

POWER A change in authority, a new power in God (Lk. 24:49; Jn. 14:12-14; Mk. 16:15-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12-14; Eph. 1:19; 1:19, 20; Heb. 2:3, 4; Mk. 11:22-24).

GLORIFICATION A change of realm, a new dominion with God (Rom. 8:17, 30; Acts 3:13; Phil. 3:21; 1 Cor. 15:21-58; Rev. 5:10; 10:1-7).

DESTINATION A change of dwelling, a new home with God (Jn. 14:1-3; Heb. 11:10, 13-16; 13:14; Rev. 3:12; 21:1-22:5).

HOLINESS A change in living, a new conformity to God (Rom. 6:16-23; 8:1-13; 12:1, 2; 11:16; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19, 20; 2 Cor. 5:17; 7:1; Heb. 12:14; Rev. 20:4-6).

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LIFE A change of existence, a new eternal life with God (Jn. 3:16-20, 36; 5:24; 17:2, 3; 1 Jn. 2:24, 25; 5:11, 12; 1 Thess. 4:13-17).

MERCY A change of heart, a new disposition in God (Mt. 5:7; Rom. 12:8-19; Jas. 2:13; Lk. 6:36; Phil. 2:1; 1 Col. 3:12).

INSPIRATION A change of thoughts, a new influence from God (1 Cor. 2:9-14; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Jn. 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15; 1 Jn. 2:27).

Not one of the phases of salvation listed above should be understood as a separate work from the salvation of which it is a part. One could not possibly receive salvation and not have every one of the above blessings started in him that has to do with sin. They all have an initial and instantaneous as well as a progressive aspect until they are completed in the eternal future.

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Although salvation and all its various phases that deal with sin are received in the initial stages by faith when one truly repents and believes the gospel, the different phases continue in operation in the believer from the time of salvation until he receives and enters into the final stage of salvation at the rapture and resurrection (1 Pet. 1:5-9, 13; Rom. 13:11; Heb. 1:14; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; 5:23; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 1 Jn. 3:1-3). Salvation in the general sense of the word, includes even redemption of all creation at the end of the Millennium (Rom. 8:17-25; Heb. 1:10-12; 12:25-28; 2 Pet. 3:10-13; Rev. 21, 22; Isa. 66:22-24). If salvation takes in all creation affected by the fall, then it is easy to see how it takes in every phase of deliverance for man in the process of redemption from its beginning to its completion.


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I don't see where salvation teaches full deliverance from dangers, troubles, disease, poverty and sin. I only see that our debt was paid and in Him we can find comfort through whatever we face. Health, Wealth and Prosperity is a false teaching.
I don't think "full" but doesn't becoming a child of God offer some deliverance while we are still on the earth?

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The word righteousness (Greek, dikaiosune ) occurs 92 times in the New Testament and 36 times in Romans. The Greek word dikaioma means a righteous ordinance, a decree of acquittal, and is translated righteousness (Rom. 1:32; Rev. 15:4), and justification (Rom. 5:16). Righteousness in the Bible means:

The perfection of the divine nature, whereby God is most just and holy in Himself, and in all His dealings with His creatures (Jn. 17:25).

The clemency, mercy, and goodness of God (Deut. 2:25; Ps. 51:14).

The faithfulness of God to His promises (Ps. 31:1; Isa. 42:6; 1 Cor. 10:12,13).

"The righteousness of Christ" is the active and passive obedience of Christ, whereby He perfectly fulfilled the law, and propitiated the justice of God so that man could obey God and receive the righteousness, which is in faith, and their persons be accepted of God and received to eternal glory (Dan. 9:24; Jer. 23:6; 1 Cor. 1:30).

Uprightness and justice in dealing between men (Lk. 1:75).

Holiness of life and conversation (1 Cor. 15:34).
"The righteousness of God" is that righteousness which has been fully met and maintained in the atoning work of Christ on the cross by which God is now able to save sinners and still be righteous in doing so (Rom. 1:17; 3:5,21, 22; 10:3). under the law God required righteousness from man, but the law instead of giving it to many only demonstrated that he was destitute of it and needed God's righteousness, which He now freely gives under Grace.

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The following points are different phases of the righteousness of God and help us to understand it:

His righteousness is revealed in the gospel (Rom. 1:17).

It is not commended by unrighteousness (Rom. 3:5).

It is manifested wholly apart from the law (Rom. 3:21).

It is witnessed by the law and the prophets (Rom. 3:21).

It is imputed by faith apart from works (Rom. 3:22; 4:3, 22).

It is for all who believe (Rom. 3:22).

It is freely given to us through redemption (Rom. 3:24-26).

It is the righteousness of faith because it is apprehended and applied by faith in Christ and His work (Rom. 4:5, 11, 13; 9:30; 10:6).

It is the righteousness of faith because all the righteousness of God which He required in order to redeem man, was fully met by Christ and now God is righteous in justifying all who believe (Rom. 5:18).

It is the medium of grace unto eternal life by Christ (Rom. 5:21).

It is the controlling factor in the lives of saints (Rom. 6:13, 16, 18-20).

It brings eternal life to all who believe (Rom. 8:10).

It is the righteousness which God required under law but gives under grace (Rom. 8:4; 9:31, 32; 10:5, 6).

Conditions for receiving righteousness (Rom. 3:22; 4:1-5; 11; 6:13-19; 8:1-10; 10:10). One becomes righteous in God by faith in Christ.
Other than the righteousness of God there is self-righteousness which prides itself in being righteous through self-effort (Rom. 10:3; Phil. 3:3-9; Isa. 64:6; Lk. 18:9-14; Mt. 23).


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I don't think "full" but doesn't becoming a child of God offer some deliverance while we are still on the earth?
I agree ? God does deliver his children on earth in many different ways like providing strength to make it through a situation or sometimes removing us from a situation. I just don't believe God tells us things will always be rosey. That's why the Apostle Paul talks alot about strength, endurance, perseverance to death to prepare us for some not so good times but to let us know God will provide all we need through Him. That's the deliverance I see. Have a great day.
If being a Christian is supposed to remove you from all dangers, snares, hurt, pain and trouble...

I guess this Christian did something wrong to deserve to endure all of that. How about you, Banjo? Do you not have any troubles or pain in your life?[/QUOTE

We are not removed from trials. Read James ch 1 ; then book of Job ; then Paul’s trials and tribulations.

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The words atonement and blood are used 523 times in the Bible. The following reveals the blessings of the blood of Jesus, which come through faith:

Remission of sins (Rom.3:24, 25; Heb. 8:922; Eph. 1:7; 1 Jn. 1:7).
Salvation from wrath (Ex. 12:13, 23; Rom. 5:9-11; 1 Thess. 5:9, 10).
Deliverance from He11 (Zech. 9:11; Rom. 5:1-11; Rev. 5:8-10).
Sanctification (Heb. 2:11; 10:14, 29; 13:12).
Justification (Rom. 3:24-30; 5:9-11; Acts 13:38, 39; Gal. 2:16, 17; Titus 3:4-7).
Citizenship (Eph. 2:12, 13; Phil. 3:20, 21; Gal. 3:27-29).
Peace with God (Rom. 5:1; Col. 1:20).
Purging of the conscience (Heb. 9:14).
Redemption (Rom. 3:24, 25; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:18-23; Rev. 5:8-10).
High priestly benefits (Heb. 4:14-16; 9:21; 10:1-18).
Access to God (Heb. 10:19; Eph. 2:14-18).
Power to become the elect of God (1 Pet. 1:2).
Washing from sins (Rev. 1:5; 7:14; 1 Jn. 1:7-9; Eph. 1:7).
Atonement for the soul (Lev. 17:11; Rom. 5:11).
Life-eternal, abundant life (Rom. 5:1-11; Col. 1:20).
A new covenant (Mt. 26:28).
The new birth (1 Pet. 1:18-23).
Righteousness (Rev. 7:14; 19:8).
Overcoming power (Rev. 12:11).
Membership in the body of Christ (Acts 20:28).
Salvation (Ps. 51; Acts 4:12; Eph. 1:7).

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This word propitiation occurs only in Rom. 3:24, 25 and 1 Jn. 2:1, 2; 4:10, It comes from two Greek words: First hilasmo, meaning atonement or expiator (1 Jn. 2:1, 2; 4 :14); second hilasterion, meaning an expiatory place or thing, an atoning victim or the mercyseat (Rom. 3:25). This latter word is translated mercyseat in Heb. 9:5.

The idea in all these passages is that God is made loving, kind, and forgiving to the sinner by the shedding of blood, and that the sacrificial blood evinced the sinners acceptance of the righteous sentence of God's holy law, so that He could be propitious to the sinner. Thus, God covers, overlooks, and pardons the sinner. Propitiation is the basis on which God sets forth His own righteousness, and yet pardons men without compromising His own justice and righteousness. God can through the propitiation of Christ forgive and be just in justifying every sinner who believes and becomes reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ.

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This word means to put up with, hold back, endure, forbear, suffer, tolerate and restrain self. The Greek word anoche is only found twice and both times it is used of God. The root word anechomae is used of men in Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:13. Forebearance on the part of God is that tolerance whereby He puts up with many personal practices of the Old Testament saints until time of the reformation or the setting right of all things (Heb. 9:10). It is the act of God whereby He winked at the ignorance of people before the coming of Christ (Acts 17:30, 31). It is the attribute of God that cause Him to bless men of the Old Testament on credit in view of the debt that was to be paid on the cross. The sins of the first testament were atoned for by Christ like the sins of men since the cross (Heb. 9:15; Rom. 3:24, 25). Forbearance is also an act of man whereby he tolerates the shortcomings of others and forgives as he has been forgiven (Eph. 4:2, 32; Col. 3:13).