Why Imputation Is Not a Legal Fiction
August 18, 2014 at 11:23 am (Justification)
A very common objection from Roman Catholics against the Protestant doctrine of imputation is that God declares someone to be innocent who is not, in fact, innocent. This is legal nonsense, to them. They believe that God would never declare a person to be righteous who is not, in fact, righteous. So, the Protestant idea that an alien righteousness, that of Christ, is reckoned to the sinner, is nonsense to them. It would be God declaring something to be true which is actually false.
Yes. Scripture says:
Proverbs 17:15 English Standard Version
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
So, why would God do something He considers abominable?