Which comes first: TREE or FRUIT?
Can an apple tree bear an orange fruit?
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also THROUGH THE OBEDIENCE OF THE ONE MAN (JESUS) the many will be MADE RIGHTEOUS.
Those that are IN-CHRIST: We are the TREE that bearing FRUIT.
God MADE us RIGHTEOUS FIRST!
He made a RIGHTEOUS TREE FIRST, and because it is a righteous tree ofcourse it will bear FRUIT that is RIGHTEOUS in acts, deeds and works.
This is not doing righteous acts, deeds and works to become righteous.
(Not a fruit that bears tree)
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."