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"godliness" "EUSEBEIA, godliness. [The opposite of THRESKEIA, religion. EUSEBEIA relates to real, true, vital, and spiritual relation with God: while THRESKEIA relates to the outward acts of religious observances or ceremonies, which can be performed by the flesh. Our English word "religion" was never used in the sense of true godliness. It always meant the outward forms of worship. In 1 Tim. 3:16, the Mystery, or secret connected with true Christianity as distinct from religion. It is the Genesis of relation ...]" Bullinger page 335. "... from EU, well, and SEBOMAI, to be devout, denotes that piety which, characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to Him ... In 1 Tim. 6:3 "the doctrine which is according to godliness" signifies that which is consistent with godliness; in 1 Tim. 3:16, "the mystery of godliness" is godliness as embodied in, and communicated through, the truths of the faith concerning Christ; in 2 Pet. 3:11, the word is in the plural, signifying acts of godliness." Vine's page 162. It only occurs in the following New Testament passages:

Acts 3:12 "holiness" -- And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

Peter tells the Jews that the miracle of healing the lame man was not due to any supreme piety on his part or John's that forced God to hear their request and heal the lame man butwas due to faith in the name of Jesus Christ and so that His son Jesus might be glorified.

1 Tim. 2:2 "godliness" -- For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Here the term is being used to describe that quality of reverance, respect, love of, and dedication to God which is manifested in our thoughts, words, and deeds.

1 Tim. 3:16 "godliness" -- And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Tim. 4:7 "godliness" -- But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

1 Tim. 4:8 "godliness" -- For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1 Tim. 6:3 "godliness" -- If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

1 Tim. 6:5 "godliness" -- Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Tim. 6:6 "godliness" -- But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Tim. 6:11 "godliness" -- But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim. 3:5 "godliness" -- Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Titus 1:1 "godliness" -- Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

2 Pet. 1:3 "godliness" -- According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2 Pet. 1:6 "godliness" -- And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2 Pet. 1:7 "godliness" -- And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2 Pet. 3:11 "godliness" -- Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness