Imparted righteousness

      Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the phrase . . .

                   i m p a r t e d    r i g h t e o u s n e s s                   (  2  RELATED  PHRASES )                 

                       The  phrase  'Imparted Righteousness'  appears  3  times in the published writings of EGW          See page on Original site                                                  Related phrase:    imputed righteousness  (  )

 Imparted  and  imputed righteousness

  Righteousness within is testified to by righteousness without. He who is righteous within is not hard-hearted and unsympathetic, but day by day he grows into the image of Christ, going on from strength to strength. He who is being sanctified by the truth will be self-controlled, and will follow in the footsteps of Christ until grace is lost in glory. The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.—The Review and Herald, June 4, 1895. { MYP 35.2} 

 
  But it is only because of the value of the sacrifice made for us that we are of value in the Lord’s sight. It is only because of Christ’s imparted righteousness that we are counted precious by the Lord. For Christ’s sake he pardons those that fear him. He does not see in them the vileness of the sinner; he recognizes in them the likeness of his Son, in whom they believe. In this way only can God take pleasure in any of us. “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” { RH August 24, 1897, par. 10 }

 

The end of this earth’s history is near. The world is seeking for those things that perish with the using; its diligence and activity are not exerted to obtain the salvation gained through the imparted righteousness of Christ. At such a time as this, should professing Christians be indifferent to the needs of those who are perishing in their sins? { SpTB09 4.2 } 
 
It is by overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil that any student comes into possession of that knowledge that gives him access to the tree of life. We must all learn that we must overcome as Christ overcame in our behalf. All pride is sin, and must be expelled from the soul. Christ came to cut us loose from the originator of sin. He came to give us a mastery over the power of the destroyer, and to save us from the sting of the serpent. Through his imparted righteousness he would place all human beings where they will be on vantage ground. He came to this earth and lived the law of God that man might stand in his God-given manhood, having complete mastery over his natural inclination to self-indulgence and to the selfish ideas and principles which tarnish the soul. The Physician of soul and body, he will give wisdom and complete victory over warring lusts. He will provide every facility, that man may perfect a completeness of character in every respect.—Manuscript 161, 1898, 1. (Untitled, typed December 10, 1898.) { 7MR 320.1 } 

 

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