Teleios…a complete operation of God’s Grace – confirmed in the Greek text of the Bible

Teleios simply applies to the unpopular doctrine of holiness that many people feel “cannot” be lived out in this present life. That theory is false and only the opposite is true. Let me explain holiness.

The unholy heart is made holy in the new birth when Christ come in. Holiness (which consists of recognition of Christ in the personal life) can be lived out presently in this life.  Holiness of character and conduct are produced solely by God’s saving Grace in the new birth. This New Testament truth is confirmed by words such as perfect and complete. Greek text is not needed to prove such truth, but clearing defines what holiness is.

Take note…the words perfect, perfected, and perfection are used 120 times in the King James Version of the Bible. In many cases they relate to the clean heart of the child of God.

Here’s holiness in a scriptural sense.

Strong’s #5046: teleios (pronounced tel’-i-os)

Teleios means complete (in various applications of labor, mental, and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with 3588) completeness:–of full age, man, perfect.

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon


  • brought to its end, finished
  • wanting nothing necessary to completeness
  • perfect
  • that which is perfect
  • full grown, adult, of full age, mature

Philippians 3:15: “Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded,”
Colossians 1:28: “we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:”
Colossians 4:12: “prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all”
Hebrews 5:14: “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have”
James 1:17: “gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down”
James 1:25: “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and”
James 3:2: “in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle”

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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