Imputed Righteousness: Word Of The Week

Imputed Righteousness
The righteousness of Jesus 'imputed' or credited to the Christians for Christ's sake.  Imputed righteousness is an alien righteousness.  Imputed righteousness is not located in the person but is based in God's activity.    
Thus, it is on the basis of this 'alien' (i.e. outside righteousness) that God accepts humans.  Through faith, this alien or outside righteousness is subjectively credited to humans as if it was their own.
Imputed Righteousness = God Declares Us Righteous
Infused Righteousness = God Makes Us Righteous
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