Let’s start here … with the definition of WHO is righteous: “… let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous” (1 John 3:7) And note … only BACs are CAPABLE of being righteous: “… you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” (1 John 2:29) But, the reverse is NOT true: everyone who is born of God is NOT necessarily righteous! “… whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35) “… let the one who is righteous(*), still practice righteousness” (Revelation 22:11) (*) Could be referring to Christ’s initial imputed righteousness. Slaves of obedience leading to righteousness … “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey …?” (Romans 6:16) You get to choose to be … “(slaves) of sin leading to (eternal) death, OR (slaves) of obedience leading to righteousness” (Romans 6:16) Righteousness required to be in the kingdom … “Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God …” (Romans 14:16-18) Righteousness unto holiness … “… so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.” (Romans 6:19) You are responsible for maintaining your righteousness, which leads to “holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14) Yes, this is POSSIBLE for BACs who have the Holy Spirit … leading, teaching, chastising. .