Here’s an interesting post from earlier this week by O&H author Dr. Cyril Jenkins on why all the “righteousness” language in Scripture cannot actually be interpreted in a single way, namely, the Reformed sense of forensic justification. This is from his weblog Lux Christi.
Originally posted on Lux Christi:
My Interlocutor whom I had responded to before asked also the following question, and this one in a most real sense gets to the whole question of Scripture and imputed righteousness. Now, the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone does not stand or fall with imputed righteousness, as Luther had no clear concept of it, at least not a stated one at first, though it is implicit in his teaching on alien righteousness. To the question: