Manuscript Releases, vol. 2 [Nos. 97-161]
MR No. 132—Christ's Righteousness Imputed to God's Children
[Release requested by N. F. Pease for use in a book being published by the Pacific Press on justification by faith.]
Jesus loves His children, even if they err. They belong to Jesus and we are to treat them as the purchase of the blood of Jesus Christ. Any unreasonable course pursued toward them is written in the books as against Jesus Christ. He keeps His eye upon them, and when they do their best, calling upon God for His help, be assured the service will be accepted, although imperfect. Jesus is perfect. Christ's righteousness is imputed unto them, and He will say, Take away the filthy garments from him, and clothe him with change of raiment. Jesus makes up for our unavoidable deficiencies. Where Christians are faithful to each other, true and loyal to the Captain of the Lord's host, never betraying trusts into the enemy's hands, they will be transformed into Christ's character. Jesus will abide in their hearts by faith.—Letter 17a, 1891, p. 8. (To Brother and Sister Ings, and Elder Fulton, November 18, 1891.) 2MR 184.1
Released September 19, 1961.