Yeah, I know what he meant. He's saying he has no righteousness except what jesus/god gave him. And, like I said, if he's saying his righteousness is being imputed to him, then he has none. That what he believes has been given to him has been done falsely. That's what imputed means -- to decide blame falsely.<quoted text>
That's not what it means at all.
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; and (3) our sins are imputed to Christ, i.e., he assumed our "law-place," undertook to answer the demands of justice for our sins. In all these cases the nature of imputation is the same (Rom. 5:12-19; comp. Philemon 1:18, 19).
I believe he was referring to #2
Perhaps you guys don't see the dysfunction in believing it's okay to blame anyone and everyone for one person's wrong-doing. Or to hold all accountable for one person's misdeed. However, I know from my childhood, that's usually what happens. The whole class is held hostage until someone else tattles on the wrong-doer.
And you wonder why people don't believe in your religion...