An Alphabetical Analysis
Volume 7 - Doctrinal Truth - Page 166 of 297
Righteousness Of The Law.-- 'Moses describeth the righteousness which
is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by
them' (Rom. 10:5).
Righteousness Of Faith.-- 'But the righteousness which is of faith
speaketh on this wise ... If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For With The Heart Man Believeth Unto
Righteousness' (Rom. 10:6-10).
In what way is this a witness to the necessity for obedience to the law
being imputed to a believer before he can be saved?  Is it conceivable that
Paul would so quote and so write if he held such a doctrine to be true?  We
believe that the righteousness imputed to the sinner who believes, transcends
the righteousness of the law: 'For the law was given by Moses, but (in
glorious contrast) grace and truth (i.e. true grace) came by Jesus Christ'
(John 1:17).  The law was a covenant; it was a ministration of death and
condemnation, and has been 'done away'.  The New Covenant is called a
ministration of the spirit and of righteousness, and it is the failure to
realize that the law, as a covenant, has been set aside that makes men
believe that it is still necessary for its terms and obligations to be
carried over by imputation to the ministration of the glory that excelleth
(see 2 Corinthians 3 throughout).
The epistle to the Romans is the great New Testament
exposition of
righteousness in all its bearings upon the gospel, and the
following may be
used as a hint to studies of that basic epistle.  We limit
ourselves to the
great doctrinal section, although the reader will find the
remainder of the
epistle can be set out in similar fashion.
1:19 to 3:20).
and Redemption
Reckoned  (Rom. 4:1-25).
and Reconciliation
and Reigning
and Release
6:7,18; 7:3-6).
and Resurrection
(See the articles on Justification by Faith6, and allied themes).
Right Hand.  Psalm 110 is quoted in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, Romans, 1
Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, Hebrews and 1 Peter.  All callings point
to and need the seated Christ at the right hand of God.
Hebrews 1:3,13; 8:1; 10:12 stress the complete finish of the
sacrificial Work of the Saviour that this session at the right hand of God
signifies.  Moreover, the one comment made in that epistle on this position
is 'From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool' (Heb.
In the Old Testament the right hand symbolizes power (Exod. 15:6);
saving strength (Psa. 20:6); assurance (Psa. 16:8) and upholding grace (Psa.