If Christ gave up His righteous life for our salvation, then we ought to live for Him. This is our righteousness. And everyone that has received Him as God’s grace to mankind (John 1:12), will live for Him.
We receive Him when we acknowledge our sinfulness, which His righteous life reveals to us as we encounter Him. We desire this His righteous life, and cry from within us: “Abba Father – give me this blessedness.” And because we ask, the gracious Lord gratefully gives it to us, because it is His chief desire for us to have life (Matthew 7:7-8, John 10:10).
And this life is lived in no other way than as CHRIST LIVED IT. This is Christian righteousness. Not self-righteousness.
talk about human friend, christ knew that he need to make some modification on your understandings, do you think there wont be crime when the world full of christians, try your best to convert everyone else in this world in to your belief and i will wait patiently whether you can bring peace.
Yes, that Righteousness is of Christ, even though it's often attacked by others who accuse Christians of being "self-righteous" and "judgmental". There is indeed a "righteous judgment" Christians can (and are told to) make! The whole jist of the Bible is centered around the need to REPENT, like John the Baptist called for, Jesus called for, and the Apostles called for.
It doesn't mean Christians are perfect and will never commit sin. God said He will always provide a way for us to escape temptation, so that we don't fall down into sin and so that we still are able to repent when/if we do start to slip backwards. It's the same message the Great Commission requires us to take to others, as well as to remind ourselves of.
And as far as "peace", well, Christ said He didn't come to bring "peace" to the world, and I believe that.
He came to issue a challenge to us, a challenge to make the choice between good and evil, and gave His life for that cause.
Hallelujah and praise His name!
Good Lord! Not another religion thread....
Can you guys start an "I Heart Jesus/God/Christ" forum somewhere?
Isn't this the religion forum? Check the heading.. Where else should these thoughts be posted?
Yeah Rochelle, that's what I was meaning too.
Righteousness is a gift. We're the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Like an open check/cheque(bank instrument) to everyone.
You are side stepping the question Andrew.
Based on the topic, "unrighteous"! How can you NOT have a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and consider yourself "righteous"?
This is righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. His death, burial, and resurrection made a believer righteous.
This is another of those words that has no meaning outside of an irrational belief system.
There is no such thing as "righteous" as far as I am concerned. I could as well start making up words that only apply if you do not believe in this rubbish.
You earnest are justified and correct whereas these believers are non-justified and in-correct. But these words are only meaningful if you do not believe.
Semantics. And they wonder why they are offensive when they say they are righteous.
I think the only requirement is to say "I believe in Jesus Christ." This automatically makes them "righteous."
Christianity is a "faith" walk(living) not a religion.
Then you never believed you could cash the open check given to everyone else with your names written on it.
Believing is a choice though.
No I did cash the cheque about thirty years ago. And according to John I am a Christian, maybe some puny little ant-christ even.
Your bank does not exist, yet you would issue checks? I do not believe in the same book as you do, although during my Christian years I studied it intensely.
...If you're bored with what you call a "religion" thread, you might want to re-think that, 'cause when ya get down to the nitty-gritty of it, Christianity is not a religion. Bet you didn't know that.
P.S. lol ...I DO "heart" Jesus/God/Christ, Amen! ♥ ♥ ♥ †
I think we should be open to everyone's religeon, even if we don't all agree on it. At least his religeon doesn't condone killing babies or something especially lewd and offensive...
What, another religion thread in the Religion forum? How dare us.
And within the first 9 posts 5 of them are attacks by New Agers.
Par for the course.
Quote of Jesus "Man's righteousness is likened to filthy rags." An old Jewish friend of mine once told me "It isn't Jesus that we have a problem with...it's the people who work for him."
Love and let live.
What EXACTLY do you (any one here) actually think "righteousness" is?
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