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Imputed righteousness justifies the Believer!

When a person accepts the good news of the gospel and expresses a genuine faith in Jesus Christ, the righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed upon the new Believer (Rom 5:17-21).

Jesus was righteous, because He was the means by which God kept His covenant promise and satisfied God's judicial judgment of humanity's sin (Rom 3:25-26; 2 Cor 5:21).

"Justification" is the verdict of judgment that God makes after righteousness has been determined; it is declaring a change in the legal status of a human being.

God's declaration deems a defendant as justified, free from guilt and acceptable to Him (Rom 5:18).

For deeper study:

What is the difference between "righteousness" and "justification"?

Justified Equally… but what does that mean?

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