Complexity, Divorce, Saints, Imputation: Random Friday Musings
* How many times have you heard sentiments such as, "We need to forget all this complicated theology and philosophy and just return to simple childlike wonder!" I love this rejoinder: "We need to forget about all these complicated trees, bushes, plants and shrubs and just return to simple seeds!"
Adams's sin gets imputed to us, right? I can't agree, but I follow the line of thought so far; it's based upon a mistranslation of Romans 5:12. Then our guilt gets imputed to Christ, yes? I can follow that, too, without agreeing. It's the next part that throws me: Christ's righteousness gets imputed to us. But wait a second--what righteousness? By imputation, isn't He guilty of every sin that ever got committed?
A follow up question is this--is a soteriology couched in concepts of "merit" (either ours *or* Christ's) inherently unstable?
* I apologize for the lack of substantive writing the last week or so. I am trying to keep on top of the massive amount of reading I have to do for class, working on an essay (soon to be published) on the Transfiguration, and various other projects.