Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
If I Misrepresented Dr. Seifrid, then....
12/03/2004 - James WhiteWhy do we find the following?
Mark A. Seifrid, Christ, Our Righteousness (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000). Contrary to the title, Seifrid denies the traditional Protestant doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ in justification. (Fred Malone in the Reformed Baptist Theological Review I:1, 109).
Seifrid will disappoint the confessional Protestant in at least two of his positions: (1) that faith is not exclusively receptive in the act of justification, and (2) his doubts concerning the adequacy of the language of imputation in regards to justification. (Guy Waters, Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul: A Review and Response [P&R, 2004], p. 234.
Yeah, that apologist guy doesn't get it, but Guy Waters studied under E.P. Sanders and is a Duke Ph.D., so how did they come to the same conclusions? The irony is, the book's first recommendation on the back is from the President of Southern Seminary. Please, don't ask, I really, really don't understand either. For those who have forgotten, here's the material.