No one has anything in him out of which righteousness can be made. Thus the righteousness of God is put, literally, into and upon all that believe. Then they are both clothed with righteousness, and filled with it, according to the Scripture. In fact, they then become "the righteousness of God" in Christ. And how is this accomplished? God declares His righteousness upon the one who believes. To declare is to speak.
word of god
E. J. Waggoner
HOW often we read with reference to something pertaining to the Bible and religion, “Dr. –— thinks that this is,” etc., and what the Doctor thinks is then by many considered as final, until he “thinks” again, or until somebody else “thinks” something else.
“Christ is primarily the Word of God, the expression of God’s thought; and the Scriptures are the Word of God simply because they reveal Christ. . . . I have always believed that every part of the Bible must set forth, with more or less vividness, that glorious revelation (Christ crucified).”
THERE are few texts that have been the subject of more anxious inquiry than 1 John 3:9: “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.”
The power by which the commands and exhortations of the Holy Spirit are to be fulfilled in us is the power by which the heavens and the earth were made.
Eve’s sin was in not believing and holding to God’s simple word. Her unbelief was made complete by her disobedience in eating from the tree.