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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(1.) to make glorious or honorable, or to cause to appear so, John 12:28; John 13:31-32; John 15:8; John 17:4-5; John 21:19; Acts 3:13. In this view it particularly refers to the resurrection of Christ, and his ascension to the right hand of God, John 7:30; John 12:16.

(2.) It also expresses that change which shall pass upon believers at the general resurrection, and their admission into heaven.

(3.) To glorify God (1 Corinthians 6:20) is to "show forth his praise" by obedience to his law. Thus the "heavens declare the glory of God" in obedience to the law of creation; and much more do moral and intellectual beings glorify him by willing obedience to the moral law (1 Corinthians 10:31; John 17:4). (See GLORY OF GOD).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Glorify'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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