John Calvin on the Imputation of an Alien Righteousness

I thought Calvin had some interesting lines on the theological import of the word חשב in Gen 15.5. He clearly taught imputation, paralleling the guilt that is imputed to the wicked (citing Lev 7.18, Lev 17.4, 2 Sam 19.19, 2 Kgs 12.15) with the righteousness that is imputed to those who believe: Just as we… Continue reading John Calvin on the Imputation of an Alien Righteousness

Olevian on Alien Righteousness and Alien Curse

  Olevian comments on Lord's Day 15: "Q. Was it not a disgrace for the Son of God to become a curse...?  A. Not at all.  For we believe that Christ took upon Himself and bore and alien curse, namely ours...." Commenting on Romans 4, Olevian says, "He [God] is declaring that ungodly person righteous… Continue reading Olevian on Alien Righteousness and Alien Curse