By John Piper
Are Christians simply forgiven, or do they own the righteousness of Christ? lately the regular knowing of the doctrine of justification has come less than assault. Many query how-or if-we obtain the total righteousness of Christ. Martin Luther stated that if we comprehend justification "we are within the clearest mild; if we don't comprehend it, we reside within the densest darkness." And now, during this new and critical booklet, John Piper accepts Luther's problem. He issues out that we have to see ourselves as having been recipients of the imputation of Christ's righteousness and consequently get pleasure from complete recognition with God and the eternal inheritance of lifestyles and pleasure. Piper writes as either a pastor and a pupil. His pastor's middle is proven in his zeal for the welfare of the church. His cautious scholarship is clear in every one rationalization and undergirds every one end.
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Extra resources for Counted Righteous in Christ: Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness?
And at the center of it is Christ our righteousness. J USTIFICATION AND A PASSION WORLD E VANGELIZATION FOR Why devote so much time to defending the imputation of Christ’s righteousness when there are so many unreached people groups and millions of people who have no access to the Gospel? I will mention two things. One is that over the past twenty years of leading a missions-mobilizing church I have seen with increasing clarity that teacher-based church planting and not just friendship-based church planting is crucial among peoples with no Christian history.
308-309. 16 See Chapter Two, note 2 with references to Edwards, Wesley, and Whitefield. 17 See John Bunyan’s testimony in Chapter Four, note 9. The Setting in Family, Church, Culture, and Nations 39 L ET C HRIST R ECEIVE A LL H IS G LORY ! To magnify the glory of Christ in the fullness of his redeeming work is my aim in this book. I do not believe for a moment that any of those who represent the challenge I am opposing aim to dishonor Christ. I believe they love him and want to honor him and his Word.
Good counseling patiently builds the “whole counsel” of God (Acts 20:27) into the head and heart of sinful and wounded people. And at the center of it is Christ our righteousness. J USTIFICATION AND A PASSION WORLD E VANGELIZATION FOR Why devote so much time to defending the imputation of Christ’s righteousness when there are so many unreached people groups and millions of people who have no access to the Gospel? I will mention two things. One is that over the past twenty years of leading a missions-mobilizing church I have seen with increasing clarity that teacher-based church planting and not just friendship-based church planting is crucial among peoples with no Christian history.
Counted Righteous in Christ: Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness? by John Piper