When Jesus died on the cross, did he impart his righteousness to us through the Holy Spirit? Please help me also with scriptural references. -- Art

The answer is yes (Romans 5), though we do not appropriate that righteousness till we share in Christ's death and resurrection (Romans 6). The connection between conversion in baptism and reception of the Spirit is spelled out in Acts 2:38 and Galatians 3:26-27; 4:6. Through the Spirit we also have the power to live a transformed life (Romans 8).

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