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What is "Righteousness"? [Dec. 19th, 2005|07:53 am]
Are Mormons Christians?

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[rmdixon]
I've been studying the Sermon on the Mount the last few days, and my definition of "righteousness" seems to be evolving. The Savior says in Matt 5:17-20 (ESV):

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

When Christ speaks of "righteousness", what do you think he means?

I'm asking this here, both because this seems to be a group of thinking Christians, and because I think the answer is pertinent to the theme of the group.
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From: ex_twilight639
2006-02-12 01:05 am (UTC)
Well, I could be wrong but I thought righteousness was not only how well we live the laws given to us, but how we apply them, including repentence. We know we cannot live the exactness required to be totally righteous without repentence, so I guess I see it as a matter of how well we combine our attempting to live with law to the best of our human ability with the gift of repentence.
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