April 3, 2012 8:53:42 PM CDT
Yes, a Christian is made righteous and holy after new birth. We can never work for it. It's a Grace, we cannot work for it, we cannot earn it.
Just one sin makes us unrighteous, one curse makes us unholy. We can never do enough to achieve it, it's a gift to be recieve by faith in Christ Jesus.
We were made righteous and holy FIRST, these pushes us to do righteous acts and perform holiness.
"And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." heb. 10:10
"For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous." Rom. 5:19
The more you know that you become righteous BECAUSE of Jesus, the more you act righteous, but the more you are sin-conscious, the more you comit sin.