Some things have to be clarified. Christians' righteousness comes from Jesus Christ yet some will call this as self righteousness.And the distortion continues with allegedly this self righteous people are called by all kinds of names and if I quote them it will become apparent that something is wrong with the accuser more than the accused.
Yet the person will quote a lot of Bible verses that will look like even after the coming of the Lord Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit that no one follows after God. So readers are cautioned against this false condemnation.False condemnation comes when words of hope, forgiveness, love, repentance are omitted or ignored.
I tried to directly settle this accusation with the person but it fell on deaf ear. So I have to write my own blog to clarify things.
He said, “Son of man, I’m sending you to the family of Israel, a rebellious nation if there ever was one. They and their ancestors have fomented rebellion right up to the present. They’re a hard case, these people to whom I’m sending you—hardened in their sin. Tell them, ‘This is the Message of God, the Master.’ They are a defiant bunch. Whether or not they listen, at least they’ll know that a prophet’s been here. But don’t be afraid of them, son of man, and don’t be afraid of anything they say. Don’t be afraid when living among them is like stepping on thorns or finding scorpions in your bed. Don’t be afraid of their mean words or their hard looks. They’re a bunch of rebels. Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern. They’re hardened rebels. Ezekiel 2:3-7
I agree with you brother...There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. So, if we are walking after the Spirit and not after the flesh, we are indeed justified. I think that the common misunderstanding is that we think that because we said the "sinners" prayer this makes us a Christian. Now, I am not discounting the "sinners" prayer, but just as it says in James 2:26; For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. One might profess their faith in Jesus, but if the fruit of their lives is not good, and if they are not doing good works that shows their faith, they are only deceiving themselves. James 2:18 states; Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. As Christians, we are called to bear fruit unto righteousness. If we live a lifestyle of sin, we trample the grace of our Lord, and we are indeed condemned already.