Many Christians are consumed by the topic of the Lord’s coming but are filled with fear due to a toxic works doctrine that is antithetical to the Gospel of grace. We need to understand Christ as our righteousness in contrast to human works as a means to merit anything from God. Christ is much higher than the law in His righteousness, and the Gospel reveals the righteousness of God in Christ. The righteousness of God is a Person, Jesus Christ, and we receive Him by faith in the Gospel! (Philippians 3:9, Romans 3:21-22, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
The Gospel is not just about our salvation, but also about giving us confidence in our relationship with Christ. This empowers us to approach the Bema seat on judgment day without fear or condemnation. Understanding Christ as our righteousness also helps us to appreciate the Gospel as the power of God unto salvation and the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. (Romans 1:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:10)
The standard of righteousness is God Himself. Instead of attempting to qualify and justify ourselves by our works, we need to have God Himself as our life (and righteousness) by faith in Christ. This Life is given freely as a gift through faith. (Romans 3:24-25, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)
Christ as our righteousness is the basis of the Christian life. Understanding Christ as our righteousness without resorting to law-keeping helps us to appreciate the Gospel as the power of God unto salvation and the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. (Galatians 3:11, Philippians 3:9)
NOTE THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
This page will be one of three planned content hubs, each hosting about 100 posts to answer questions regarding Righteousness, Sanctification and Reward. It will be an incredible resource for new believers especially, but also for people who are ready to start taking in the meat of the word. I’m editing content now and in the next few days this page will be finished. as I’m publishing the posts that are ready I will make them available here, but they will eventually be presenetd in a much more user friendly manner.