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Please atheist read this
“Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God IMPUTETH righteousness without works” (Romans 4:6).
The word “impute” means “to pass to one’s account, to count over” It means that Jesus places His righteousness upon our record when we trust upon Him for salvation. Romans chapter four speaks concerning Abraham, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was COUNTED UNTO HIM for righteousness” (Romans 4:3). What a beautiful truth! Abraham was not saved by good works; but rather, he believed God and was saved by Christ’s righteousness. Christ’s perfection was imputed (placed) on Abraham’s record in Heaven. God the Father viewed Abraham thereafter as having the righteousness of Christ. What a Savior!
Abraham believed God concerning the coming Messiah which was to save His people from their sins . . . “And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). Why was Abraham able to simply believe God in place of merit or good works? It's simply because Jesus paid the price for mankind's sins. You see, Abraham could NOT please God in his own self-righteousness, nor can we (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:3,4; Titus 3:5). No matter how much good we may do here on earth, our sins are still recorded in Heaven. Our sins must be dealt with. This is why Jesus came to earth to pay the price for our sins with His own precious blood . . . “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” All mankind is corrupt and destitute of God. Even in our sincerest efforts, humanity is tarnished with the curse of sin and rebellion. We need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, i.e., the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. We are saved by Jesus' righteousness through faith.
7/16/2011 1:33:24 PM
God imputes the righteousness of Jesus Christ to the believing sinner while he is still in his sinning state. This was true of Abraham (Gen. 15:6). It is true of every believer in Christ (Ps. 32:2; Rom. 3:22; 4:3, 8, 21-25; 2 Cor. 5:21). All of our sins were charged (imputed) to the account of Christ, and His righteous standing with the Father has been imputed (charged) to our account. There is a judicial transfer of the righteousness of God to the believer because there could be no other grounds of acceptance with a righteous God.
The righteousness of God is imputed to all who believe on Christ so that they may stand before Him in all the perfection of Christ.
Every saved sinner has been “made” the righteousness of God (1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:21-23). This imputed righteousness is not something man does or earns.
It is all of God’s grace.
“God sees the believer as a living part of His own Son” by our identification with Him by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We are members of His body (1 Cor. 12:13; Jn. 15:1, 5). God sees us “in Christ” and justifies us forever. He sees us clothed in the righteous garments of Christ.
Therefore, God loves you and me as much as He loves His own Son (Jn. 17:23). He accepts us as He accepts Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:6; 1 Pet. 2:5). He sees us the same way He sees His own Son (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 3:22; 1 Cor. 1:30). Christ is the righteousness of God, and those who believe on Him are made the righteousness of God by being “in Christ.” We are complete in Christ (Col. 2:10); therefore, God the Father sees us perfected forever (Heb. 10:10, 14).
7/16/2011 2:46:27 PM
Ah Lauren, always the efficient dupe, aren't you?
Open your eyes! It was people like you who drank the poison in Jonestown. It was people like you who sold their lives for nothing outside of Waco. It was people like you who sent their money to lying hypocrites like Jimmy Swaggert and the Bakkers.
Your David Stewart is not a prophet. He is not a role model. He is not even as knowledgeable about the bible as he pretends to be. He is a petty power monger with delusions of adequacy. And you are feeding his delusions.
7/16/2011 3:40:12 PM
Me having faith in Jesus is a deception? No...I don't think so. I am glad I trust Jesus as my Savior. I am not in a cult or even go to church. I am a Christian and I read the Bible on my own time. Before you make harsh presumptuous judgments please know what you are saying.
You place me in a category because I am a Christian and you automatically think I am in a cult? Really? I am not a low life stupid dunce to join a cult and I don't give money to those phonies who you speak of or drink the kool aid for that matter. =)
8/13/2011 1:05:24 PM
The Bible commands us to take care of the widows, orphans and strangers. But evil minds will steal, kill and destroy, often in the name of religion, be it Christianity, Buddhism or other religion. Christianity is a loving religion. The Bible says that God is love. Not so with natural and carnal man. Many claim to be Christians and yet live according to their own minds and hearts, unchanged by religion. Greedy men will steal and defraud, whether they are Christian or observe any other religion. They will often disguise their evil deeds by claiming that God told them to do it. Many will take advantage of their power and position to take what is not theirs and then let others believe that it was God or religion that caused it. Falsely blaming God and Christianity does not change the truth of the existence and pre-eminence of God. God is still God. Truth is still truth. Truth does not require that you believe it or that most believe it. It just continues being true. You can reject it, lie about it, fight it and ignore it. It just goes on being truth. Truth is not changed by people that twist it and use it to the disadvantage of other people, Hawaiian or otherwise. Blaming Christianity or its God, ignoring it, following other religions and gods or rejecting it doesn’t change it either. Either Christianity is true or it is un-true. To all atheists and people in general – stop blaming God and religion!
The fault lies basically in the evil minds and hearts of men. Most religions strive to change mankind’s hearts and minds but are obviously failing for the most part. As Jeremiah, the prophet, said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer. 17:9.
11/14/2011 11:06:58 AM
How can you say that its a myth. What if I say the God you believe in is a 'MYTH'. Do you have any 'PROOF' that im wrong?? NO u DONT. because the base of all relegions is BELIEVE!! You believe in your 'GOD' and Muslims believe in thier God. SIMPLE!!
2/17/2012 1:32:48 PM
Insert Dawkins quote about "we're all athiests" here.
2/17/2012 1:34:42 PM
If you believe in a deity, false or not, you are not an atheist.
To an atheist ALL deities are false, non-existent figments of people's darkened imagination.
Are there any Muslims that are not Islamic?
Allah is just the Arabic word for "God", stupid. If "Allah" is a myth, then "God" is a myth too, as they are one and the same.
2/17/2012 1:41:09 PM
Lauren D. you don't know me.
The self-satisfied are attacked, those who fancy themselves as earthly saviors find themselves capable of great evil, intellectuals discover their ideas to be useless human constructs, and those bent on “freedom” find themselves left open to be controlled by evil. Many believers take pride and comfort in the fact that they do "good deeds" and regularly attend church, only to find that at the point of a serious illness or some other catastrophe that they really don't know the One they think they have been serving. The New Testament Scribes and Pharisees took pride in the fact that they were careful to observe The Law, which included the Old Testament laws of Moses and hundreds of rules the religious leaders kept adding over the years. They thought that keeping these rules made them righteous, or in right relationship with God. Yet, Jesus confronts them in Matthew 23:3-33 by telling them that their religious observances do nothing for their spiritual condition if their hearts are not continually right with God. Again, being a good person and following a set of rules cannot possibly take the place of a close, meaningful relationship with God.
2/22/2012 4:27:21 PM
I knew this was DJS.
2/25/2012 4:12:56 PM
What you atheist fail to realize is that even if you do not believe God exist, the truth is still the truth and there is a God. So believe what you want but if you read the Bible the truth shall set you free with God's help.
2/29/2012 4:31:22 PM
A 'truth' that can't be proved, can't be demonstrated, has no testable effect on the real world and no observable evidence within it is a 'truth' indistinguishable from fiction.
2/29/2012 4:44:52 PM
“Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.” Flannery O' Connor
"Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them."
— Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
Flannery O’Conner noted, “Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
2/29/2012 5:50:34 PM
Prove what the bible says is true or STFU. Quotes from some author who agrees with you don't constitute proof.
2/29/2012 7:04:11 PM
Why don't you STFU. What do you know? Probably not too much. SHOCKER!
3/8/2012 6:07:55 PM
No, I think I'll continue talking. You are the one who seems not to know much. You should shut up to avoid making yourself look stupid with any more of your fallacious appeals to authority. Take your religious bullshit somewhere else, no one here believes it and no one here cares.
4/17/2012 6:18:28 PM
Allah is the same (non existent) entity as God. If you believe in a deity you are not an atheist, and it is an irony indeed that the deity of the Muslims is exactly the same as that of the Christian. Only the name is different.
Even by David J's usually low standards, these comments are inane. However, if Allah is a myth then so obviously is God, so the stupid idiot inadvertently managed to include a grain of truth. But then they do say that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
4/18/2012 2:18:26 AM
Faith is the capacity to trust God while not being able to make sense out of everything.
10/4/2012 5:36:03 PM
Whosoever believes this site please reflect on it, eh?
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
10/4/2012 5:39:37 PM
@ Lauren: Your pal David J. Stewart is NOT a prophet of God! He is an arrogant, hypocritical, intolerant, misogynistic, misanthropic, mean-spirited pedophile!
10/4/2012 5:55:36 PM
"Allah is a myth, a false god, a non-existent figment of their darkened imagination"
Cat (Danny John-Jules): 'Hey man, according to this, humans once 'believed' that, according to a book of fairytales that they thought was 'Truth', there was a talking snake, rabbits chewed their cud, bats laid eggs, and shrubbery that was on fire could talk?!
Lister (Craig Charles): 'I know, and speaking as the last human being alive, it's all just a load of smeg that made no difference then, and has made cock-all difference now.
Oh, and the stupidest thing: these smegheads - especially these what were known as 'Fundies', especially this uber
-smeghead David J. Stewart who was a kiddy-diddling nonce, were too insane to realise that, in denying this 'Allah', they were denying their own Judeo-Christian 'God', as they were all one and the same Abrahamic 'God'.
(Yep. Watched the first episode of the new (10th) series of "Red Dwarf" on 'Dave' last night. Smeggin' funny too!)
10/5/2012 6:11:17 AM
"Muslims are atheists."
Well, that's a new one.
10/5/2012 8:23:24 AM
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