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Imparted Righteousness is not Works-Righteousness

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Humble Disciple, Aug 3, 2021.

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    While works-righteousness is by human works, apart from God's grace, imparted righteousness is the result of God's grace.

    Jesus said that, if you love Him, you will keep His commandments (John 14:15), that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:20) and Hebrews 12:14 says that, without holiness, no one will see the Lord.

    Without God's free gift of sanctifying grace through faith, this righteousness wouldn't be possible.

    Whether one likes Wesleyanism or Finneyism or not, they are closer on the doctrine of imparted righteousness to what the Anabaptists, the historical forerunners of the Baptist faith, actually taught than what "easy-believism" today teaches.

    I've also read the 1689 London Baptist Confession several times, which has a lot to say about sanctification being the evidence of God's election and regeneration.

     
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    Imparted Righteousness is a fiction, a false doctrine not found in scripture. Scripture says we are made righteous when we are placed into Christ spiritually. Full Stop.
     
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    That's funny, given how many verses of scripture state that God provides the enabling grace for our sanctification. What do you think imparted righteousness means?

     
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    Once again, the house of cards is cited, for there is not one verse that says imparted righteousness, nor one that says enabling grace for our sanctification.

    God alone puts individuals into Christ Spiritually. 1 Corinthians 1:30
    Once "in Him" we are made righteous. Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21
     
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    What was the purpose of the post. Obfuscation?
    There is not one verse that says imparted righteousness,

    God alone puts individuals into Christ Spiritually. 1 Corinthians 1:30
    Once "in Him" we are made righteous. Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21
     
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    So now going on the road to Roman Theology?
     
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