Saturday, December 6, 2014

Biblical Question: Where does righteousness come from?

Answer: Righteousness is a gift of God's Grace. Righteousness is produced in a believer's moral being and character. Righteousness today under Grace (in the Church) is not based on human works. Man doesn't seek righteousness in the body of Christ. Righteousness is found as a result of man's faith and trust in the person of Christ.

Romans 5:17...For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

They which receive...
They which receive...
They which receive...

Righteousness is received into the heart and character of man's being. Righteousness comes from your faith in Christ. Righteousness is a changed moral character by the Grace of God. Righteousness is the fruit of God's character produced in the believer's character. Righteousness has nothing to do with...self.

The Bible says with the heart man beleiveth unto righteousness...

Romans 10:10...For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;

Man is made righteous, by Christ. Not by works. Not by human effort. Not by anything man does. Righteousness comes in to the heart of a believer from a righteous Christ.

Romans by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Isaiah his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

"Righteousness has nothing to do with what man does. Righteousness flows into the human soul from the cross at Calvary. Righteousness is bestowed into the heart of a believer in Christ and therefore witnessed in the eyes of God".