The righteousness of God is Gods way of justifying sinners, that is, putting them right with himself without compromising His absolutely pure character.
This is obviously an interpretation of the scripture, by whose authority can you assure me that this is a correct interpretation?
As it is written Hab 2:4
This doesn’t say the righteous are saved by their faith, but shall live by their faith. In this book the Lord seems to be telling Habakkuk how NOT to live, as in not living by faith. Why does the word “live” to you automatically mean “to be saved”? It could very well be the WAY we live. God’s many warnings about how NOT to live which come later in chapter 2 would seem to support this.
As far as Romans 10:9-10, what about Romans 2:2-8? ESPECIALLY 2:6? And what about Romans 13? ESPECIALLY the end of verse 11? Is Paul contradicting himself here? How do you reconcile these verses to 10:9-10? If you don’t believe that scripture can contradict itself, which I know you don’t, then explain what he means in those verses.
The righteousness of God refers to the perfect standing which God provides for those who believe on his Son, (2 Cor 5:21)
those who are not themselves righteous are treated as if they were righteous because God sees them in all the prefection of Christ. righteousness is imputed to their account.
As for what’s in bold, again an interpretation, by whose authority? As for the verse, it doesn’t say anything in THAT verse about believing (I’m NOT saying we don’t have to believe here, so don’t get that out of it please). It just says why God made His Son and what for, not how.
rom 1:17 From faith to faith, the expression from faith to faith may mean (a) from Gods faithfulness to our faith (b) from one degree of faith to another © by faith from start to finish. The last is the probable meaning. Gods righteousnessis is not imputed on the basis of works or made available to those who seek to earn or deserve it. it is revealed on the principle of faith only. Hab 2:4 (The justified by faith ones shall live)
By the “last being the probable meaning” do you mean that the meaning you’re getting might not be true?
By faith for faith to me would be exactly what it says, by our faith for our faith. God gives us grace because we have faith, in order to hold fast in our faith. I’m not arguing that we don’t need faith.
To the last PART of the statement that I put in bold I want to know who you’re trying to speak to here, because that’s not something the Church teaches.