Righteousness / Justification

Righteousness is a gift from God and not a human accomplishment (Romans 3:22-24 , 28). In Greek “righteousness” and “justification” are the same word. Our righteousness is found in that God declares sinners righteous for Christ’s sake. Our sins have been “imputed” or credited to Christ our Savior and Christ’s righteousness has been “imputed” or “credited” to us (Matthew 18:23-35 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Romans 4:25). So our righteousness does not come to us through the works of the law but only through faith that Christ’s works are sufficient for our righteousness and salvation (Genesis 15:6 ; Romans 3:28 ; Romans 4:5 ;Galatians 5:4-5). This is called “justification by faith” or “justification by grace” (Acts 4:12 ; 10:43).