It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another Wednesday Word, and today’s word is imputation . What is imputation? Well, imputation means counting something to someone’s account. It sounds a bit like something that goes on in the bank, so what’s it got to do with the Christian faith? Imputation is a very important concept in the Bible and Christian theology as it’s a word which tells us a lot about how God saves us. In the Bible there are three great imputations : 1) The imputation of Adam’s sin to us. Obviously enough, none of us were born when Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. None of us were going round eating forbidden fruit. It was our first parents who sinned in the garden. And yet, the Bible tells us that we are guilty of Adam’s first sin – ‘one trespass led to condemnation for all men … by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners’ (Rom. 5:18-19). We didn’t eat of the fruit, yet the guilt of that sin is reckoned to our account. That’s imputation.