Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleChrist is the Righteousness of God
Bible TextRomans 10:1-4
Article Type Article



Christ Jesus, the Son of God, is the righteousness of God. The Holy Spirit says through Paul, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” (Rom 10: 1-4)


     Sinners do not attain righteousness by doing but by submitting to the Righteousness of God, Christ himself.  Christ is the end of the law for the believer because the believer is made righteous in Christ. It is because the works of the law, the righteousness attained by the law, is finished by Christ. “What the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his onw Son the in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Rom 8: 3-5) Christ is the Righteousness of God and the Righteousness which every sinner must have to be accepted of God. We are made righteous by God, by his Son, by his grace, through God’s gift of faith, not of ourselves. (Eph 2: 8-9)