Righteousness in Christ

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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.

IMO Vivian the balance you speak of is important

Scripture speaks of our salvation in past, present and future terms. For example Romans 5:9 says "Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." In this passage Paul demonstrates we were justified at Calvary and will be saved from the divine wrath all Adam's family is born under. Paul goes on to tell us those dead with Christ to sin and the law are not slaves to either, and are freed to live for God our new master. Of course you said all this in a few words and it got my attention because it reflects the reality God does a work in us and then He can work they us.