Ephesians 2:8: States: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Romans 1:16-17: Further explains:
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.
We have been made the righteousness of God only based on our belief in Jesus. Performance does not make a believer righteous, nor can it undo a believer’s righteousness through Jesus Christ. Once a believer realizes that he or she was made righteous through the works of Jesus Christ, the only thing to do from that point on is Walk it out through the Grace God gave to those who believe.
He gave believers power to overcome all the fiery darts and negative oppositions we encounter. There is no longer a need to struggle with things like un-forgiveness, poverty and sickness. Anyone who purposely or willfully continues to sin do not believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ.