8 Responses to The Myth of the Imputed Righteousness of Christ – Jesse Morrell

  1. “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it [believing God] was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” James 2:23

    “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it [believing God] was counted unto him for righteousness.” Rom. 4:3

    “Even as Abraham believed God, and it [believing God] was accounted to him for righteousness.” Gal. 3:6

    “And therefore it [faith] was imputed to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:22

    These are some perfect examples of what the word imputed means. These verses use the same Greek word translated as imputed.

    “For I suppose [impute] I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.” 2 Cor. 11:5

    “By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose [impute], I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.” 1 Pet. 5:12

    “Let a man so account [impute] of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.” 1 Cor. 4:1

    “Accounting [imputing] that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.” Heb. 11:19

    “Therefore we conclude [impute] that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Rom. 3:28

    “Brethren, I count [impute] not myself to have apprehended” Php. 3:13

    “I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth [imputeth] any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.” Romans 14:14

    “And thinkest [imputeth] thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?” Rom. 2:3

    “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought [imputed] as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Cor. 13:11

    These verses are pretty clear as to what the Greek word imputed means in the original Greek Scriptures.

  2. Faith is imputed as righteousness; the Lord looks on the heart.
    Brother Jesse, when the church actually has to listen and these truths sink in, we will begin to see real penitence, the opportunity for real revival. Thanks.

  3. Really, the doctrine of “the imputed righteousness of Christ” is a form of justification by works of the law and works based righteousness…

  4. Cole says:

    Excuse me, sir, but I am not entirely sure that the quote which you provide from John Wesley means what you present it to mean. If you look at this sermon which Mr. Wesley preached in 1765, you will find what appears to be a marvelous assertion of the doctrine that you claim is un-Biblical; namely the imputation of the active righteousness of Christ to the believer (Mr. Wesley even quotes John Calvin for defense of this doctrine!): http://wesley.nnu.edu/john-wesley/the-sermons-of-john-wesley-1872-edition/sermon-20-the-lord-our-righteousness/

  5. andrew says:

    In John Flesher’s Checks to Antinomianism you have close to 400 pages of clear refutation of imputed righteousness, that is the Calvinian flavour of it, and more interestingly, many examples in “Checks” denoting how Calvanists use double talk to play it down. If you haven’t read “Checks” by Fletcher yet you will be thrilled at how this false security is refuted by hundreds of scriptures. Same arguments raging now have been hurled at true and actual righteousness, going all the way back to the early church.

    • Yes I read Fletchers Checks to Antinomianism about 16 years ago and loved them! I’ve wanted to get them reprinted and in my bookstore for a while now. Classic! His satire often brought me to tears of laughter.

  6. “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and IT was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” James 2:23

    “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and IT was counted unto him for righteousness.” Rom. 4:3

    “Even as Abraham believed God, and IT was accounted to him for righteousness.” Gal. 3:6

    “And therefore IT was imputed to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:22

    This whole debate hinges on this question: what is the IT?

    Was Christ’s obedience to the Torah imputed to Abraham? No. Abrahams faith in God was imputed to him for righteousness. The IT is faith!

    Rom 4:9 – FAITH was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

    And this is the case with every believer:

    Rom 4:5 – But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his FAITH is counted for righteousness

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