alien righteousness

Luther

“I do not seek my own active righteousness. I ought to have and perform it; but I declare that even if I did have it and perform it, I cannot trust in it or stand up before the judgment of God on the basis of it. This I embrace only the righteousness of Christ which we do not perform but receive, which we do not have but accept, when God the Father grants it to us through Jesus Christ.” -Martin Luther in one of this lectures on Galatians.

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