It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice