To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20 (KJV)
But forgiveness of sins does not make one righteous. We have the responsibility to “Be reconciled to God” by the obedience of faith BELIEVE the revealed Gospel of Christ RECEIVE the gift(s) of God: the abiding presence of the Spirit of God; eternal life; by the work of the Holy Spirit you become a new creature made the righteousness of God in Christ. Now walk in the newness of life toward them that are without; that they too may receive eternal life and be made the righteousness of God in Christ
(Romans 5:5; 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Titus3:5; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 8:3-11 KJV).