Is Your Faith Your Christ?
1. Romans 4:6 says that God imputes righteousness without works. Does that mean that God imputes faith without works? It seems like we could say that, if faith is the righteousness. Isn’t faith something which is imparted, not something which is imputed?
2. When Romans 10:10 says “it is believed unto (not ‘as’ ) righteousness”, what is that righteousness? Does this mean “believed unto believing”? Is the righteousness of Romans 10:10 the righteousness of faith we see in Romans 10:6? And is this righteousness the same as “the righteousness of God” in Romans 10:3? Romans 10:6 also says “confessed unto salvation”. Notice the unto (not “as”). Confession is not salvation. Believing is not the righteousness.
3. When Romans 10:3 says that they “did not submit themselves to (not ‘as’) the righteousness of God”, does this mean that the righteousness is submitting yourself to God? If so, then the phrase means “did not submit themselves to submitting themselves.” But the phrase does not mean “believe in believing”, because the righteousness is not the same as faith in the righteousness.
4. When Romans 1:17 says “the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith”, does that mean “the faith revealed from faith to faith”? It should if faith is the righteousness. How could the righteousness be divine (of God) if it’s the faith God gives humans? Is it my faith which is “revealed” in history, or is it God’s righteousness done in the obedience of Christ revealed in history?
5. When I Cor 1:30 says that Christ is our righteousness, does that mean that faith is our righteousness? Is your faith your Christ?
6. When Romans 3:22 speaks of a righteousness through faith unto all who believe, does that mean simply that faith is unto all who believe? But if faith is the righteousness, we should be able to substitute the word faith for the word righteousness and say that “faith is unto all who believe”.
7. Hebrews 11:7 says that Noah became a heir of righteousness by faith. Does that mean that faith is his inheritance? Does that mean that Noah became a heir of faith? That he got faith by faith? But logically it would mean this if faith is the righteousness.