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Righteousness is ours through Jesus Christ alone, through Him we become righteousness of God, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The Church has many views of how this happens: 

Imputed Righteousness: 

“Imputed righteousness is the righteousness of Jesus credited to the Christians, enabling the Christians to be justified. Double imputation refers to the imputation of believers' sin to Christ and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to believers. It is closely related to the Reformed doctrine of justification by grace through faith alone. Passages like 2 Corinthians 5:21, are employed to argue for a dual imputation – the imputation of one's sin to Christ and then of his righteousness to us.

Infused righteousness:

by contrast, can be described as: "In Augustine's view, God bestows justifying righteousness upon the sinner in such a way that it becomes part of his or her person."Starting with Augustine, the Roman Catholic tradition has understood justification as the entire process by which God forgives and then transforms Christians. Based on their reading of the use of "justification" in Paul's letters, the Reformers took justification to refer specifically to God's forgiveness and acceptance. The term "sanctification" was used to refer to the lifelong process of transformation. Thus the Roman Catholic term "justification" effectively includes both what Protestants refer to as "justification" and "sanctification." This difference in definitions can result in confusion, effectively exaggerating the disagreement. However the difference in definitions reflects a difference in substance. In the Protestant concept, justification is a status before God that is entirely the result of God's activity and that continues even when humans sin. Thus using different words for justification and sanctification reflects a distinction between aspects of salvation that are entirely the result of God's activity, and those that involve human cooperation. The Roman Catholic tradition uses a single term, in part, because it does not recognize a distinction of this type. For the Roman Catholic tradition, while everything originates with God, the entire process of justification requires human cooperation, and serious sin compromises it.[1]

Imparted righteousness

in Methodist theology, is what God does in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit after justification, working in the Christian to enable and empower the process of sanctification (and, in Wesleyan thought, Christian perfection). John Wesley believed that imparted righteousness worked in tandem with imputed righteousness. ”

-Imputed Righteousness, Wikipedia 

Which view do you hold? Imputed, Imparted, or Infused? Or do you have mix of more than one? What are your thoughts? 

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2 hours ago, Fidei Defensor said:

Righteousness is ours through Jesus Christ alone, through Him we become righteousness of God, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The Church has many views of how this happens: 

 

The Bible teaches imputed Righteousness in Romans 4.  None of have been given imparted righteousness, nor infused righteousness.   Imputed is the only doctrinally correct view.   We are justified (legally declared righteousness) by faith on the merits of Jesus and HIS righteousness, not on any merits of our own.  Our sin was imputed to Jesus and His righteousness was imputed to us.

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59 minutes ago, Yowm said:

We are declared righteous (justified) on account of Christ's redemptive work, outside of us 2000 years ago. (instantaneous upon faith in that work).

We receive the Holy Spirit who works in us conforming us to His image. (lifelong process)

So you agree with Imputed Righteousness and Regeneration via the Holy Spirit, correct? 

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9 hours ago, shiloh357 said:

The Bible teaches imputed Righteousness in Romans 4.  None of have been given imparted righteousness, nor infused righteousness.   Imputed is the only doctrinally correct view.   We are justified (legally declared righteousness) by faith on the merits of Jesus and HIS righteousness, not on any merits of our own.  Our sin was imputed to Jesus and His righteousness was imputed to us.

I agree, I hold double imputation  Righteouness: the imputation of believers' sin to Christ and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to believers; that Jesus takes our sins and gives us His righteousness (1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Galatians 3:13, Romans 4:25). 

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37 minutes ago, Fidei Defensor said:

I agree, I hold double imputation  Righteouness: the imputation of believers' sin to Christ and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to believers; that Jesus takes our sins and gives us His righteousness (1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Galatians 3:13, Romans 4:25). 

He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.   Luke 3:11

Amen. 

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3 minutes ago, Cletus said:

He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.   Luke 3:11

Amen. 

I don’t understand, are you advocating Imparted Righteousness? 

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3 hours ago, Fidei Defensor said:

I don’t understand, are you advocating Imparted Righteousness? 

John 15:22   If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

Jesus is our cloak/coat... and He has two coats.  He did give us one.   

What I am talking about takes a bit of meditation on to see it. 

 

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On 9/9/2018 at 4:42 PM, Cletus said:

John 15:22   If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

Jesus is our cloak/coat... and He has two coats.  He did give us one.   

What I am talking about takes a bit of meditation on to see it. 

 

I am still unclear on which form of righteousness you are advocating? Imparted, Infused, or Imputed? 

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6 hours ago, Fidei Defensor said:

I am still unclear on which form of righteousness you are advocating? Imparted, Infused, or Imputed? 

I am advocating Jesus Christ is our righteousness.  I dont get into theology.  I am not to interested in this guys view or that guys view.  Jehovah Nissi. 

i cant agree to infused because salvation is a three strand cord. justification, which happens when someone receives Jesus, sanctification which happens from then until they die, and then last, glorification.  the other two options both have points of view that I cant say directly contradict the bible. 

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