Adopted said:
Thanks for your answer but it still does not answer my fundamental question.

The word "impute" (credited) is my problem!

Now, if we Reformed use the word "impute" (credited in the eyes of God with the righteousness of His own son) to slay the RCC dragon of infused righteousness, how may we by using the same concept and word, give life to a dragon of infused depravity or a "sinful nature"?

As I said, this fundamental question "imputed guilt" is no small theological matter.

I'm sorry to say that I'm confused at this point.

1) "Inherited" corruption of nature is not synonymous with "Infused" corruption, nor "Infused" righteousness. The Reformed Faith holds to no doctrine of infused anything. All of Adam's race are born with a corrupt nature.

2) What does this have to do with "Imputation"; guilt or righteousness? If there is no imputed guilt, then there is no salvation since it depends totally upon Christ's righteousness being imputed to the sinner upon repentance and faith in Christ.

Can you clarify what you are having a problem with? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His grace,

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