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John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod. org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

In Counted Righteous in Christ, Dr. John Piper has isolated the newest retreat on the doc- trine of the imputed righteousness of Christ. This book restates in powerful terms the necessity of Christ’s righteousness becoming our own. Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Piper writes not only with his customary verve and enthusiasm but also with the courtesy and charity we have come to expect of him, as he robustly defends the tradi- tional doctrine of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness.

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John Piper clearly and powerfully proves this is the view of the Bible and not merely of orthodox Protestant theology. The church must say 'No!' to those who declare that imputation is passŽ.

Counted Righteous in Christ? - John Piper. John Piper’s defense of the Reformation’s traditional interpretation of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness deserves to be taken very seriously. With the heart of a pastor and the skill of an accomplished exegete, John Piper offers refreshing insight into the practical as well as theoretical importance of the doctrine of justification.

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Are Christians merely forgiven, or do they possess the righteousness of Christ? Recently the time-honored understanding of the doctrine of justification has come under attack. Many question how-or if-we receive the full righteousness of Christ. Martin Luther said that if we understand justification "we are in the clearest light; if we do not know it, we dwell in the densest darkness." And now, in this new and important book, John Piper accepts Luther's challenge. He points out that we need to see ourselves as having been recipients of the imputation of Christ's righteousness and therefore enjoy full acceptance with God and the everlasting inheritance of life and joy. Piper writes as both a pastor and a scholar. His pastor's heart is shown in his zeal for the welfare of the church. His careful scholarship is evident in each explanation and undergirds each conclusion.

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John Piper is hard NOT to respect. He is among a handful of solid theologians who makes the effort to address the challenges to the evangelical faith (from within) with grace, clarity, and sincerity.

In this work, Piper defends the traditional evangelical understanding of imputed righteousness, i.e., that when a person trusts Christ, he not only has his sins forgiven but is, on the positive side, given the righteousness of Christ. This concept, imputed righteousness, is currently being challenged from within evangelicalism.

Piper quotes the leading proponent of this view, Dr. Robert Gundry, explains Gundry's perspective, and contrasts it to the traditional one. He then explores the relevant Scriptures and demonstrates why Gundry is wrong. He attempts to lead the reader to conclude that the Scriptures do in fact teach that we are counted as righteous once we are in Christ. We exchange our sin for His righteousness.

Piper is not really much of a salesman. Although his language is clear and his sincerity obvious, it is the strength of the Scriptures themselves that do the convincing. And that is not bad! I highly recommend this work. The serious laymen can understand this volume, but it is not "pop Christian" by any means, but requires the reader to think. And that's not bad, either!

As we see more and more challenges either directly toward the heart of the Gospel or the periphery, it is great to have Piper on our side! Here is my favorite quotation from this brief volume. The argument is that if Paul had taught Gundry's view in Romans 1-5, the questions of chapter 6 would never have arisen (this is more formidable than meets the eye; if our version of the Gospel does not result in these questions, we may be preaching the wrong message!):

"The doctrine of justification by faith apart from works raises the question, 'Are we to continue in sin that grace may increase?...And shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?' The raising of these questions is a powerful indication that justification does not include liberation from the mastery of sin. For if it did, these questions would not plausibly arrive..." Good stuff!
John Piper is a knowledgeable Pauline Scholar. In "Counted Righteous in Christ," he applies the same easy-to-read-and-understand approach that he uses in "...Future Grace," and "The Pleasures of God," and breaks down the doctrines of justicification and imputation giving the reader a clear and concise understanding of the transference of Christ's righeousness to humanity. "Counted Righteous in Christ" addresses the question many believers have such as, "Am I really saved?" He does a wonderful job of explaining the subject of "imputation" so that the lay person can clearly understand their state and standing in Christ as it pertains to His sacrificial death and resurrection--His finished works. After reading "Counted Righteous un Christ," seriously consider adding "The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in...Future Grace" to your library. And, if you are a serious Bible student, you should consider "The Justification of God," which is an exegetical and theological study of Romans 9:1-23. It is somewhat technical; but, if you are a seminary student, you will enjoy and appreciate John's treatment of the Romans 9.

Future Grace

The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23
On point regarding Christ's righteousness being imputed to us; a righteousness which we could never earn or merit, but was credited to us for something we could never be in our own strength. The doctrine of imputation is liberating, and an understanding of it allows the Saint of God to rest in the work of Christ for his salvation.
This book is written to defend the doctrine of Imputed Righteousness against the recent attack by fellow evangelicals (specifically Robert Gundry) who claim the doctrine is not biblical. The doctrine of Imputed Righteousness teaches that through faith, Christ's righteousness is imputed (or credited or reckoned) to us as our righteousness. Gundry, on the other hand, claims that it is our faith itself that is imputed to us as our righteousness. Gundry has committed the age-old error of misunderstanding the mere instrumentality of faith.

Piper proves his case by following through the biblical arguments made by Paul. Readers who take the trouble of closely following the trail laid by Piper will find the evidence for Imputed Righteousness indisputable.

Personally I feel that the biblical support for Imputed Righteousness is strong but indirect. This is because Paul is more concerned about proving that salvation comes through faith and seems to take the imputation of Christ's righteousness to the believer for granted. This is probably why evangelicals (and even evangelical theologians) can confuse the issue. It also makes Piper's effort to prove the doctrine doubly difficult, having to examine the whole of Paul's argument rather than merely quoting single verses. Sometimes Piper is forced to combine multiple passages. Much to his credit, he does it in a way that makes his complex arguments still comprehensible to the non-scholarly mind (even though at times, the mind needs a little stretching).

Is this book important? Is it worth the time and effort to digest it? A resounding YES! to that. Imputed Righteousness falls under the class of doctrines called Soteriology (ie. salvation doctrines) and to me, anything that falls under Soteriology had best be taken seriously. Imputed Righteousness also gives glory to the One who deserves all glory, our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. He has covered us with His righteousness and it is only right that we learn about it and affirm and defend this teaching.
It was a good book about something I knew little about. It was slightly redundant.
Counted Righteous in Christ download epub
Author: John Piper
ISBN: 1581344473
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Theology
Language: English
Publisher: Crossway (November 15, 2002)
Pages: 144 pages