Righteousness in Christ

brettbarclay's picture

I am interested in starting a discussion on righteousness and justification and have created free resources (text and audio) aimed at helping lay-people understand these crucial Christian subjects. It is not a scholarly or academic work, but aims to inform ordinary believers, using accesible language and concepts, the vital truths of their righteousness in Christ.

With this in mind, I'd like to discuss what other believers, ministers and clergy (from varying theological and denominational persuasions) feel are the critical subjects that must be explained and 'unpacked' to help Christians understand and apply righteousness and justification truths.

I would be grateful for any input forum members are available to provide.

Barry Drake's picture

'Righteous' - and the Jews

Tom says: "Following Elderdad's lead the Hebrew tsaddiq and its cognates describes the righteous as compared to the wicked and is mostly translated as just."

I'd just remind folk that modernday Judaism has the concept of 'The Righteous Among the Nations (or Gentiles)'. Among those commemorated is one Oskar Schindler - a member of the Nazi party. I'm sure the Jews now have a far broader concept of who is 'righteous' than do many Christians. One thing Jesus fought against was the narrow view that had crept in to the Judaism of His day.

God bless, Barry.

Barry Drake MA - Retired URC minister.