It’s interesting to see how infrequently we hear Christians express a desire for individual righteousness. People wish to understand how to be more religious and more holy, but seldom it ever might we encounter somebody who would like to be more righteous. Perhaps that is in part because we don’t want to appear self-righteous, but largely it is because the biblical philosophy of righteousness hasn’t received much attention in daily.
At the time of the Protestant Reformation, however, righteousness was a major concern, and this is only because righteousness is a main concern of the New Church, especially of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Paul described the Gospel since the revelation of God’s righteousness (Romans 3:21). Jesus said that the principal thing we should seek following is God’s righteousness. Clearly, the Reformers were after Scripture in highlighting this subject.
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