Imputation Works Both Ways

Even so, the magisterium has some explaining to do if you can swallow the idea that humans come into the world with the guilt of Adam’s sinful estate and then object to Protestants drawing a line between the imputation of Adam’s sin and the imputation of Christ’s righteousness. If you want to be a Pelagian about sin, fine. But if you don’t want to be Pelagian about depravity, then don’t be semi-Pelagian about justification.

—D. G. Hart, “Is Original Sin A Legal Fiction?

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  1. It’s worse than that. If you object to the imputation of Christ’s righteousness and consider it a legal fiction because it is not inherent, then maybe sin is not imputed to Christ, but is actual/inherent.

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