Even John Knew No Adam's Offspring Could Inherit Another Man's Righteousness The Pharisees, who were workers of iniquity, were notoriously infamous for being the greatest opposition Jesus faced during the course of His ministry on Earth. Instead of repenting at the righteousness preachings of Jesus and that of John the Baptist, they persecuted and alleged all manner of evil against them for bringing their evil works to light. One of the things that emboldened them in their iniquity, and gave them a false sense of security was the fact that they were the descendants of righteous Abraham. John 8:33 But John the Baptist said to them: "...O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." Matthew 3:7-10 (KJV) Now those who John said this to were true descendants of Abraham and hence bona fide part of the Abrahamic covenant, yet John told them that meant nothing except they brought forth fruits meet for repentance, because every tree (man) that doesn't brings forth good fruits (works of righteousness) shall be cut down and cast into the fire (hell). And this was someone of whom Jesus said, "the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he", yet you have many so-called Christians who claim to be of the Kingdom of God were yet walking in total ignorance of this Truth which John knew. This proves that they're not truly of the kingdom of God in Truth but just deceiving themselves, because even the level of the John's knowledge, who was not of the kingdom of God, they have not yet reached not to talk of exceeding it. Hence they're still believing the lie that they inherited Christ's righteousness, just as the Pharisees foolishly thought of their father Abraham, which gave them a false sense of security despite being workers of iniquity, but it's even worse in their own case because they're not even Jesus' descendants to begin with. Therefore what John the Baptist said to the Pharisees, i would also say unto them. "Oh generation of workers of iniquity, do not deceive yourselves thinking that you inherited Jesus righteousness, but you must bring forth fruits (works of righteousness) meet for repentance, because every tree (man) that doesn't brings forth good fruits (works of righteousness) shall be cut down and cast into the fire (hell)." He that has an ear, let him hear. God bless.