alien righteousness

Though intrinsically sinful, is in fact legally righteous.

“Since that time, despite the many internal disagreements on other questions, there has been among confessional Protestants a remarkably unified doctrine of forensic justification, that is, the notion that justification is a definitive divine declaration that a person, though intrinsically sinful, is in fact legally righteous in ‘in foro divino.’

R. Scott Clark in the text titled “Iustitia Imputata Christi: Alien or Proper to Luther’s Doctrine of Justification?”

You can download the full text here: http://media.ctsfw.edu/Item/ViewDetails/116

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