Before the world was created, God devised a plan to demonstrate his glory. In that plan, he knew the world was going to “go bad” and he intended that part of the Godhead would become human, and give himself as a sacrifice to satisfy God’s justice for the rest of mankind. Those who chose allegiance with God, those who depend on Christ for justification, God chose to consider those people as if they stood in Jesus’ position. That is, he views them as blameless and righteous. Even though in reality, they may continue to sin. They do not depend on their own acts to gain a right relationship with God. They depend on Jesus’ acts.