Monday, December 04, 2006

Thielman on righteousness

In Frank Thielman's New Testament Theology (which I like a lot) he says this about the righteousness of God (in a section entitled The Criterion for Acquittal in God's Court):
It is not merely the verdict of innocence that God pronounces over the one who has faith in Christ, but it is also a saving power by which God rescues those who have faith in Christ.

And...

God's righteousness is a power that radically changes believers - it both saves them and demands their obedience (p462).

Stick that in your theological pipe and smoke it. It's good tobacco.