What is righteousness?

Righteousness is not just being right with, or true to, oneself. Nor is righteousness merely an objective work of Christ, performed forensically, judicially and legally in the heavenly courtroom, whereby an individual might be “declared righteous.”

Rather, righteousness should be conceived as the character of God, manifested in Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, by whose indwelling spiritual presence one is “made righteous” in order to allow for the dynamic manifestation of God’s righteous character in the “fruit of righteousness.”

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