Your righteousness needs to be continued you say.To learn spiritual Truth from God …
our hearts need to be OPEN to hearing spiritual Truth!
I.E. they must not be CLOSED due to belief in false doctrines.
Who needs to follow God’s promptings to go to one of His safe-havens
when people continue to feel safe in their false doctrines!
On a different subject
Let’s see who is actually righteous in God’s eyes!
Yes, you were declared righteous the second you were born-again,
but your righteousness needs to be maintained (continued)
to God’s satisfaction! ... For example …
It is NOT acceptable to be a habitual sinner (one who does NOT
repent of his ongoing sins and who fails to overcome them).
Such people cannot be part of the kingdom of God ...
1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3-6.
And don't forget my current favorite > Revelation 21:8,
which says habitual sinners get thrown into the lake of fire!
(Are you so deceived that you believe Christians can get
away with what non-believers CANNOT get away with?)
Romans 6:16-19, NKJV
ODEDIENCE >>> RIGHTEOUSNESS >>> HOLINESS
“Do you not know that
to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey,
you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether
(slaves) of sin leading to (eternal) death, OR
(slaves) of obedience leading to righteousness?
... so now present your members as
slaves of righteousness for holiness.”
1 John 3:7, NKJV
PRACTICING RIGHTEOUSNESS >>> RIGHTEOUSNESS
“Little children, let no one deceive you.
He who practices righteousness is righteous,
just as He is righteous.”
This is an obvious false teaching.
The righteousness of Christ imputed makes you righteous. The righteousness of Christ keeps you righteous.
You want to override the righteousness of Christ with your own.