from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character or state of being unrighteous; injustice; a violation of the divine law, or of the principles of justice and equity; wickedness.
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- noun The state of being
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- noun failure to adhere to moral principles
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Now if these powers and gifts do belong to human nature by its constitution, they certainly lay a foundation for responsibility; and all such theorists must either be able to show that the pagan man has made a right use of them, and has walked according to this large amount of truth and reason with which, according to their own statement, he is endowed, or else they consign him, as St. Paul does, to "the wrath of God which is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of _men who hold the truth in unrighteousness_."
Some communes notitae, some ideas they had of the being of God, and of the difference of good and evil; but they held them in unrighteousness, that is, they knew and professed them in a consistency with their wicked courses.
All violence, all unrighteousness, is sin; but it is a great aggravation of the violence if it be done either, 1.
Though this mammon of unrighteousness is not to be trusted to for a happiness, yet it may and must be made use of in subserviency to our pursuit of that which is our happiness.
He had not stifled his convictions, imprisoned the truth in unrighteousness, nor done any thing to hinder the digestion of this spiritual food and the operation of this spiritual physic.
Note, Those that imprison the truths they know, in unrighteousness
Thus they held the truth in unrighteousness, and were partial in the gospel, as well as in the law, of the Old
All unrighteousness is sin; and all reigning sin, nay, every actual sin committed deliberately, and not repented of, shuts out of the kingdom of heaven.
"This is holding the truth in unrighteousness, fighting against religion with its own weapons, and turning its own artillery upon itself: thou art willing to own that God is in the height of heaven but thence thou inferrest, How doth God know?"
1Co 13: 6 Charity does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth,