Good read: Counted Righteous in Christ

Many thanks to Brett, from whom I borrowed this book: Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper. It is subtitled “Should we abandon the imputation of Christ’s righteousness?” and is a well reasoned defence of the doctrine of imputation — the second foundation of our justification in Christ which is under attack in our day as “passé”. This new development in justification theology robs us of a very great and comforting truth, and all it leaves us with is “our own faith as our righteousness”, which is no very good news!

This does get technical, but I still rate it highly readable — it is challenging but not convoluted. The thing is that the challenge to imputation is stated so subtly and the words are cut so fine, it takes a while to appreciate the distinctions. Strangely I find John Piper much better to read than to listen to, I have downloaded several of his audio sermons, but given up listening to him, still I recommend his writing though.

I was very encouraged and it was good to go over many familiar scriptures from Romans with a fine tooth comb as it were and be reminded of the wonderful riches we have in Christ Jesus our righteousness!

About Anthony Caetano

Christian husband & father. Also an IT person but that doesn't come into this site much at all. Not on facebook or twitter, probably never will be. You can email me at my firstname at this domain.
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