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"Does Christ's lifelong record of perfect obedience to God get 'credited' to your account when you trust in Christ and are 'justified' by God? This has been the historic Protestant understanding of the 'imputation of Christ's righteousness,' but John Piper warns that we are in danger of losing this doctrine today because of attacks by scholars within the evangelical camp. In response, Piper shows, in careful treatment of passage after passage, that the imputation of Christ's righteousness to believers is clearly the teaching of the Bible, and if we abandon this doctrine we will also lose justification by faith alone. I am thankful to God for John Piper's defense of this crucial doctrine."
—Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
"The Gospel must be defended in every generation. Today, as in the sixteenth century, the central issue is the imputation of Christ's righteousness. John Piper clearly and powerfully proves this is the view of the Bible and not merely of orthodox Protestant theology. The church must say 'No!' to those who declare that imputation is passé. If imputation is passé, then so is the Gospel."
—R. C. Sproul, President, Ligonier Ministries; Senior Minister of Preaching, St. Andrew's Chapel, Sanford, Florida
"This is certainly the most solid defense of the imputed righteousness of Christ since the work of John Murray fifty years ago. I'm delighted that Dr. Piper has established that important doctrine, not as a mere article from the confessional tradition, but on the solid foundation of God's Word."
—John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?
This book is a must read book for every born again spirit filled Christian because it will just grounded the Seed of the Word of God that causes them to have faith in God the Lord... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Soldout4JC
John Piper does an excellent job presenting a solid case for imputed righteousness. He deals with Romans 5 (doctrine of original sin) with expertise. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Gurba
I decided to read Counted Righteous in Christ because Piper refers to it repeatedly in the footnotes of his more recent book, The Future of Justification, particularly when he is... Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Rebecca Stark
This is a relatively quick read for one of my classes. The reinforcement of the idea of "double imputation" is a something that continues to be talked about and stressed in my... Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by P. Chow
John Piper is a knowledgeable Pauline Scholar. In "Counted Righteous in Christ," he applies the same easy-to-read-and-understand approach that he uses in "... Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by Ernest L. Jackson
It could be that the purpose of God ordaining errors to make headway in the church is to clarify a certain critical detail of a cardinal Christian doctrine that is often... Read morePublished on June 1, 2009 by A. Sutono, a.k.a., Birdey The Observer
I picked this book up because of my recent exposure to those who deny the imputation of Christ's "active" obedience on behalf of believers. Read morePublished on August 20, 2008 by Nathan White
This book is written to defend the doctrine of Imputed Righteousness against the recent attack by fellow evangelicals (specifically Robert Gundry) who claim the doctrine is not... Read morePublished on December 21, 2006 by MechPebbles
Piper writes with conviction and passion. He lets the Text drive his thoughts, yet considers other implications. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by Celucien L. Joseph