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Understanding God’s Righteousness: By Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla 

Understanding God’s Righteousness:  By Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla 

Good Morning Saints,

Topic: *Understanding God’s Righteousness*

By Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla 

*Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God impute righteousness without works,*

If I ask “what must you do to be righteous”, many people will write a page or pages mentioning the laws you must keep before you can be righteous.

Do you care to know the truth? You don’t need to do anything to be righteous. I mean you don’t have to keep any law to be righteous. Yes, you heard me right.

Religion teaches that you must meet some conditions before you can become righteous before God but the Bible teaches that righteousness is a gift. You can never earn it. You can never work for it. You don’t have to keep any rules or regulations. That is the truth.

To settle the issue of Righteousness being a gift not what you work for. See below

In Romans 5:17, the Bible says :

*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.*

Do you notice “the gift”? That’s a definite article. It means it is specific and particular. There is only one gift of righteousness and that is righteousness that comes when you have faith in Christ as the Lord and Saviour of your life.

Now, if you have anything contrary to my assumption, think through the scripture and give me two verses that contradict my claim so that I can explain them in light of my statement.

Meanwhile, let’s start a series on *Understanding God’s Righteousness; Unveiling the truth and disrupting the wrong long teachings*

*Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God impute righteousness without works,*

There are two types of righteousness; righteousness by law & righteousness by faith. The first has passed away with the Old Testament and the formal is what is accepted before God in this dispensation.

In the verse above, David spoke about imputed righteousness. What does this mean? Imputed means to put something in someone or something to stay.

Imputed righteousness therefore means righteousness that is counted for you and into your account without you working for it but because you have faith in Christ as your Lord and Saviour.

The writer of Romans- Paul, was trying to explain same thing I am trying to explain in this teaching, that, Abraham our father never became righteous before God by his works but by obeying God and believing in God as his own God in the midst of uncertainty.

Abraham was an idol worshipper together with his family before God called him out from the family. Even though he has never seen or heard about God yet he obeyed God’s voice and left his kindred to the land God instructed him to go. That was what made him a righteous man. His obedience and believe in God as stated in Genesis 12:1-2

*Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:*
2. *And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:*

Preceding these verses, Abraham had never knew or heard about God. This was the faith he had in God that was counted to him as righteousness. Faith is the basis for God’s righteousness (right standing with God).

How does it apply to New Testament righteousness?

You will read that in Part 2 @ www.oraclewords.com

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Oracle of God
Isaac O. Agbenla

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