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When a person comes to God by Faith in Christ... God gives them "Christ's righteousness" as "the imputed righteousness of Christ'.

This is the "Divine Exchange", whereby Jesus takes your sin, as "God hath made Jesus to BE .Sin....for us".

In other words, Jesus becomes our sin, as If He is the sinner.....= "God hath laid on Jesus the SIN (iniquity) .. of us ALL"..

Isaiah 53:6

That is John 3:16..... and 2 Corinthians 5:19... and Romans 3:17.

And what do we become now that Jesus has become our sin bearer?

We, the Born again become .."Made Righteous".... "made free from sin".. having Become..."THE Righteousness of God, in Christ"

How do we get that?

= "imputed righteousness" as "THE GIFT of Righteousness".

So, that is how we start as CHRISTians.......... and only 2 seconds earlier we were SINNERS, unforgiven..

Now, we are "made righteous", "Saints".

There is our Salvation...

But now, the next day starts and there you are born again, made righteous, and yet you have wrong thought patterns and you have habits and behavior issues, that are of the MIND.......not the Spirit.. as the Spirit is born again, but your MIND is not.

So, the process of Discipleship, the literal important part, is not trying to be some fake imitation of Christ.......but its to understand fully, who you have become, as a "new Creation IN Christ"....as learning what this is all about, is how you "work out your Salvation".

See reader, if you are born again, and not just water baptized and religious.... YOU ALREADY HAVE SALVATION....... AND NOW you are to learn how to exist in it., correctly.... = by gaining all the revelation knowledge that is available to you, so that you get your mind in line with God's perspective of you.

Baby Christians, do not have this yet., and they can be 50 yrs saved.
Mature BELIEVERS, do have the REVELATION.... and the mature believer, is this one...Paul teaches....>"as many as be PERFECT">.

And that means that you have attained to God's perspective regarding what it means to be a "new Creation in Christ".

If you dont have it.....you'll be talking about sin a lot.. You'll be trying to confess sin... You'll believe you can lose your salvation... You'll talk about Law and commandments a lot,.. You will believe that water washed away your sin.... and you will have no understanding of the Cross of Christ.
 
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We, the Born again become .."Made Righteous".... "made free from sin".. having Become..."THE Righteousness of God, in Christ"

How do we get that?

= "imputed righteousness" as "THE GIFT of Righteousness".

So, that is how we start as CHRISTians.......... and only 2 seconds earlier we were SINNERS, unforgiven..

Now, we are "made righteous", "Saints".
We are not made righteous; rather we are imputed with the righteousness of God. That is different, perhaps a subtle difference, but an important difference. We are not made righteous; rather we are declared to be righteous. We are not made sinless. We are forgiven. It is an act of God called justification. God’s act of justification is not the impartation of righteousness, but the imputation of righteousness. “To justify” means not to make righteous, but to declare righteous, to count or accept as righteous. The state of justification is not an ever-increasing holiness of character, but a complete right legal standing before the law of God and a freedom from the law’s penalty.

That justification means to declare righteous rather than to make righteous is seen in the use of the verb dikaioo in Luke 7:29, which says literally that the people who heard Jesus’ teaching about John the Baptist “justified God” (KJV). Obviously this cannot mean that the people made God righteous; they were simply declaring or acknowledging him to be righteous. Thus the NASB translates this as “They acknowledged God’s justice,” and the NIV says they “acknowledged that God’s way was right.” Likewise, when God justifies us he is not making us righteous but is declaring us so.
See reader, if you are born again, and not just water baptized and religious.... YOU ALREADY HAVE SALVATION....... AND NOW you are to learn how to exist in it., correctly.... = by gaining all the revelation knowledge that is available to you, so that you get your mind in line with God's perspective of you.

Baby Christians, do not have this yet., and they can be 50 yrs saved.
Mature BELIEVERS, do have the REVELATION.... and the mature believer, is this one...Paul teaches....>"as many as be PERFECT">.

And that means that you have attained to God's perspective regarding what it means to be a "new Creation in Christ".

If you dont have it.....you'll be talking about sin a lot.. You'll be trying to confess sin... You'll believe you can lose your salvation... You'll talk about Law and commandments a lot,.. You will believe that water washed away your sin.... and you will have no understanding of the Cross of Christ.
In all of that you are a bit confused. Most of that is not about righteousness or justification, but rather it is about sanctification. Justification is not an ongoing process. It is a one time act of God. Sanctification, on the other hand, is a life-long ongoing process in which the baptized believer, i.e., the born again, becomes more and more separated from sin itself. This aspect of sanctification is not a change in status or relationships, but a continuing transformation of our inward character and mental attitudes, as well as our outward behavior and conduct.

It is in sanctification, not justification, that we “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet 3:18), and “work out [our] own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12). In this sanctification we become more and more like God in righteousness and holiness of truth (Eph 4:22-24). Our pattern and goal are God’s own ethical holiness, as we are commanded to imitate his perfect moral character: “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Pet 1:15-16). As Jesus says it, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48). Our goal is to “share His holiness” (Heb 12:10) or to “become partakers of the divine nature” (2 Pet 1:4) in this moral sense. We are to purify ourselves, even as he is pure (1 John 3:3). See Luke 1:75; Rom 6:19,22; 2 Cor 6:14–7:1; 1 Thess 3:13; 4:7.

There is so much more to be said about righteousness, justification and sanctification, but I will leave it at that for now.
 
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We are not made righteous;

Yes, we are made righteous by the "imputed righteousness of Christ".

That is not your BODY or MIND that receive this "Gift of Righteousness".

Its the born again Spirit, that is become : "THE Righteousness OF GOD>.. "In Christ".

See that @JBO ?

That is the "new Creation in Christ" who is "seated in heavenly places", right now.

This is the literal "Son/Daughter" of God......the "redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb".

This is that, who is now "found in the Lamb's book of LIFE", because they have received "Eternal life..

"The Gift of Eternal life"... because they BELIEVED in Jesus.

Jesus said...>"ALL who believe IN ME>... I Give unto them... ETERNAL LIFE, and they shall never go to Hell (perish)".


We are not made sinless.

All the Born again have been redeemed from their 'sin", by the Blood of Jesus.

See, if you stil have your sin, then Jesus has not died for it yet, and that means, you are not born again.

That justification means to declare righteous rather than to make righteous

Romans 5.

Paul teaching..

"""" For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be = Made Righteous..""

Who are they?

A.) The Born... again....CHRISTian.


It is in sanctification, not justification, that we “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

You can't become a CHRISTian, until you have been Justified by God, based on The Cross of Christ.

Jesus is our Salvation who is our Justification and our Sanctification, and our SALVATION and our RIGHTEOUS and our Eternal Life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

""""It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has BECOME FOR US = wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption."""


There is so much more to be said about righteousness, justification and sanctification, but I will leave it at that for now.

Start here @JBO

1 Corinthians 1:30

Romans 3:21-28
 
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As I said, you are confused. You simply do not seem to understand the meaning of some words.
 

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Yes, we are made righteous by the "imputed righteousness of Christ".





Romans 5.

Paul teaching..

"""" For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be = Made Righteous..""
The problem here is that Romans 5:19 is not talking about the baptized believer, the born again. Just as the reference of the effect of Adam's disobedience to the newborn human being, so also is the reference of the effect of Jesus' obedience is to the newborn human being. What Paul is telling us in that entire passage is that mankind comes into this world with a spirit from God that is good, pure, and innocent. The effect of Jesus' death on the cross negated completely any effect of Adam's sin in eating the fruit of the wrong tree. We begin this life as righteous human beings. We become unrighteous by our own trespasses and sins, not Adam's sin.

When we are born again, God declares us righteous.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."

Rom 4:23 But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone,

Rom 4:24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord.

"was counted" i.e., imputed, not imparted.
 

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Behold, are you Catholic? One of the major differences between classic Roman Catholicism and Reformation Protestantism is that Catholicism teaches that we are made righteous while Reformation Protestantism teaches that we are declared righteous.

You are so close to the truth, but so wrong in so much.
 

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The problem here is that Romans 5:19 is not talking about the baptized believer, the born again.

So, im dealing with another "cult of Mary" or "JW"... "water saves"..

No wonder you are Reading Paul's teaching without a clue... @JBO

Listen, read the verse.

See = "many will be MADE Righteous, by ONE MAN's = Obedience""

Who do you think that "ONE MAN" is?

The Pope?
Biden?
Putin?
The Queen of Heaven?
Jerome?
Episkopos?
Lucifer?

Listen. @JBO

The one man, through whom, SIN and DEATH, "came" is 1st Adam...

Then, the "Righteousness that Came".. is by ONE MAN, who is... 2nd Adam, == That is JESUS.

See The Cross of Christ.......for the update.
 
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2Cor.5 Verses 14 to 21​

  1. [14] For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.[16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
 

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The one man, through whom, SIN and DEATH, "came" is 1st Adam...

Then, the "Righteousness that Came".. is by ONE MAN, who is... 2nd Adam, == That is JESUS.

See The Cross of Christ.......for the update.
The question here to be answered is who are the "many" for whom are made sinners and who are the "many" who are made righteous. The only rational and exegetically correct answer must be that the many are the same in both cases. It is the newborns that are being referenced. What that means is that the effect of Jesus' obedience negated the effect of Adam's disobedience. To propose otherwise is to proclaim the effect of Jesus' obedience is far inferior to the effect of Adam's disobedience. That is, that Adam's disobedience is universal upon mankind, while Jesus' obedience is a puny imitation of that. And that is nonsense.
 

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2Cor.5 Verses 14 to 21​

  1. [14] For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.[16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Amen ..


Beautiful is the Blood of Jesus that makes my sin, as white as Snow.

No other fount i know can do it......nothing but the Blood of Jesus..
 
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Your theology on justification, righteousness and sanctification says otherwise.

Paul says you are wrong., again.

1 Corinthians 1:30

See, Jesus is the only Justification and Redemption that God will ever offer you, and if you think its Water, you are in for a surprise.
 
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Amen ..


Beautiful is the Blood of Jesus that makes my sin, as white as Snow.

No other fount i know can do it......nothing but the Blood of Jesus..
In Jesus Name!!..Amen!!..I Love learning from Gods Spirit In you!!...Praise His Holy Name.

Same spiritual wavelength...only you’re the teacher...I know my place,hehehe,xxx

Spiritual eyes and ears to see and hear with!
 

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In Jesus Name!!....I Love learning from Gods Spirit In you!!...Praise His Holy Name.

Same spiritual wavelength...only you’re the teacher...I know my place,hehehe,xxx

Jesus is worthy to be Praised.

Thank you JESUS.

You are the Rose of Sharon
You are the Light for Life
You are the Way
You are the Truth
You are God's eternal kiss upon the soul of a Believer.
 
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2Cor.5 Verses 14 to 21​

  1. [14] For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.[16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

(ASV) Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

(ESV) For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

(ISV) God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

(KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

(NAS77) He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

(NASB) He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

(NIrV) Christ didn't have any sin. But God made him become sin for us. So we can be made right with God because of what Christ has done for us.
(NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

(NKJV) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

(RV) Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

(YLT) for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.

Just another one of those verses in which the KJV is a very poor translation/interpretation. And that is understandable given the very strong influence of the Roman Catholic Church at the time the KJV was translated.

The word translated by the KJV in that verse is γίνομαι [ginomai]. Strong's dictionary has for it

A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be (“gen” -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.): - arise be assembled, be (come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, be done, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.

"Made" is a very poor and inappropriate translation/interpretation.
 

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Jesus is worthy to be Praised.

Thank you JESUS.

You are the Rose of Sharon
You are the Light for Life
You are the Way
You are the Truth
You are God's eternal kiss upon the soul of a Believer.
Yes and she denies even being a Christian.
 

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Top Bible Verses about Growth​

2 Peter 3:18 - But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 Timothy 4:15 - Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

Hebrews 5:12-14 - For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 6:1 - Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Romans 5:2-6 - Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Philippians 1:9 - And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Job 8:7 - And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.

2 Corinthians 13:5-7 - Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.

1 Peter 2:1-3 - So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation-- if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.