What is Imputed righteousness?


Imputed righteousness is a favour of God, His unmerited favour; that through repentance, the forsaking of sin, and believing the gospel, man can now be reconciled back to God and be reckoned righteous in His sight. Upon which follows by the grace of God, the gift of the Holy Spirit. His power “grace” through the Spirit dwelling in the believer.

“a transfer of the imputed righteousness of Christ” is found nowhere in the Bible. However the scriptures do state that God imputes FAITH AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. The Bible also states that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. So there is a righteousness of Christ and a righteousness of God, but it is a standard of righteousness we SUBMIT TO in YIELDING to the Spirit not a magical transfer by proxy. Thus the righteousness of God is MANIFEST through us and the fruit that is borne will be the fruit of righteousness.

Because of HIS great mercy Jesus said; it is expedient that I go away that that the Father should send to you the Comforter. This is how we are empowered by grace which is HIS power. This power is a gift… Not earned nor deserved by anything that we have done, for only God can forgive past sin, lest any man should boast in himself. For such that do, hold the truth in righteousness, and are doomed to a greater damnation for beguiling unstable souls….

(Holding the truth in unrighteousness)



So it is “the righteousness of God”, because it comes from God, and is of HIM only. Christ is our model of righteousness, because it is only through Him, and what He did for us on the cross that God is able to treat us as if we were righteous AFTER repentance, turning from sin, in a faith, patience, continuance walk, abiding in obedience “IN” HIM, thus reckoning us as if we were never unrighteous. (He remembers our sin no more).

Nowhere does it say that Christ’s righteousness, or Christ himself imputed to the Christian, however scripture dose say that “faith” (faithfulness to God) is indeed imputed to  as righteous to the believer. False teachers who would parrot such lies have memorised the congregations in such a manner that they convince them that exact opposite of scripture is true, and then making them feel safe under their delusions.

Imputed, “reckoned” as righteousness is not the transfer of Christ’s righteousness, neither is it a scheme that blocks God the Father from seeing our sin, but it is the same thing as forgiveness and justification. It is when God sets aside the punishment that we deserve for our unrighteousness and treats us as if we had always been righteous,(though your sins be of scarlet they shall be as white as snow Isaiah 1-18)..

The reason that God counts “faith as righteousness” is because genuine faithfulness to God “works by love” (Galatians 5:6) and it is love which fulfills the law (Galatians 5:14). Therefore truly loving God and loving our neighbour is rooted in purity of heart (Christian perfection). God looks at the heart and credits the individual as righteous even though they may not know much and still need to grow unto virtues (as the latter part of Romans 6 teaches).

When God reckons or considers us as righteous through a godly repentance, faith proven by deeds, that worketh love, which is being in covenant with HIM. Forgiveness, justification, numbered, reckoned, reconciled, accounted, and imputed are all basic expressions of the same event, when God forgives our sins and remits our penalty, letting our iniquities go as if they had not been committed (forgiveness), thus treating us as if we were just (justification through faithfulness to God proven by deeds of repentance and good works bringing forth pleasant fruit), therefore  treating us as if we were righteous “IE” (imputed righteousness)…..partakers in Christ… When we come to Christ in faith and repentance, it is a saving FAITH proven by deeds that is imputed for righteousness, and not the world of religion Romans 4….. “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” (1 John 3:7)



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