What it means to be “Righteous in Christ” in the Bible

5 Bible verses that say we are “Righteous in Christ”

1. We’re made right with God because of Christ

1 Corinthians 1:30
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit, God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

2. Righteousness comes by faith

Romans 1:17
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.

3. Jesus covers our unrighteousness

2 Corinthians 5:21
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

4. We are co-heirs of righteousness

Romans 8:17
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

5. Seek righteousness first, through Jesus

Matthew 6:33
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Promises of Jesus to those who believe.
Gospel apologetics: The Lamb of God.
The historical Jesus.

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