Imputation

Imputation - is used to designate any action or word or thing as reckoned to a person. Thus in doctrinal language

(1) the sin of Adam is imputed to all his descendants, i.e., it is reckoned as theirs, and they are dealt with therefore as guilty;

(2) the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them that believe in him, or so attributed to them as to be considered their own.

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