This question comes up over and over. Another related question is, does imputed righteousness cover for present or future sins while one is actively engaged in such sin apart from the consideration of the conditions of repentance, faith, and obedience? Does God require anything out of us in order for Him to forgive our sins and to impute righteousness to our account? If not, it is certainly ‘all of God’ and we are right back to a necessitated system of fatalism and double predestination and that without exception. The second line of questioning involves the following thoughts. Is it possible for a believer, having been forgiven of past sins and having had the righteousness of Christ imputed to us on behalf of sins that are past, to act righteously? I hope we can clarify that there is a sense in which the righteousness of Christ is indeed imputed to us upon the fulfilling of certain conditions (faith and repentance) , and that in another sense righteousness is that which we indeed are responsible and commanded to act in accordance to that is not merely imputed to us by God, without which no man shall see God. The second sense of righteousness can only be accomplished in the life of a believer, having had all sins that are past washed away by the blood of the Lamb.