Sjolander Road Fellowship




Declaring the God of Unconditional Love

real righteousness

12/4/11

The church teaches a concept of righteousness which involves attaining a right standing or acceptability before God by acts of obedience. Under this paradigm attained righteousness involves a change of state brought about ultimately by individual compliance and conformity. The primary reason for the pursuit of righteousness is personal gain in the hereafter.

Interestingly, one of the definitions of the Greek word which translates righteousness in the KJV Bible is right thinking, feeling, and acting. Righteousness is thus not an achievement to gain God's favor, but rather a lifestyle which yields here and now joy, peace, and fulfillment. We are not here to curry God's favor but rather to learn how to truly live by first dying to the old ways and embracing the radically new mind of Christ.