The being "clothed" is synonymous in Scripture with "imputation". They are both referring to that 'alien righteousness'. The declaration says that the sinner IS perfectly righteous in regard to the law and shall ever be so on the basis of Christ's imputed righteousness... simul iustus et peccator.

In sanctification, there is that transformation toward being conformed to that perfect righteousness of Christ even while the justified sinner is considered and declared to be perfectly righteous.

Thus, Bridges' statement is in full accord with these biblical truths. I have no problem with it other than what Paul_S mentioned for using such little "aids" often leads to misunderstanding and superficiality in one's understanding, especially in these fundamental and complex biblical doctrines.

Perhaps you can try and phrase your disagreement with Bridges' statement in another way?

In His grace,


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