Romans, the “Righteousness of God,” and the 1984 NIV

I was recently on the Knowing Faith podcast with Jen Wilkin, J.T. English, and Kyle Worley. We had a great time focusing on some of my favorite verses in the Bible, Romans 3:21-26.  Martin Luther called those verses, “The chief point, and the very central place of the Epistle, and of the whole Bible.”

This wonderful passage begins with a key line, “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (v.21).  As I noted in the podcast, this phrase “righteousness of God” has occasioned much debate in the modern day. Is this a reference to God’s righteousness (subjective genitive)? Or a reference to righteousness from

Continue reading...