Righteousness cannot be transferred. That is patent nonsense. One cannot recieve the literal righteousness or iniquity of another. To believe that one has to throw reason out the window.In the New Covenant we receive Christ's righteousness because we believe NOT because "we do".
A Christian is literally made into the righteousness of God through abiding in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel message pertains to literal heart/character transformation. Thus a Child of God is a new creation in the context of having a renovated and reformed character. The Bible uses the term "heart purity" to describe it.
The idea of some abstract position in Christ absent purity of heart is simply the dame old lie of "ye can sin and not surely die" redressed.
When people believe that lie they think somehow that Jesus cloaks the manifest wickedness of their heart for they reject a salvation whereby one is actually saved from sin. Thus they truly believe intrinsically evil souls are going to enter Heaven because they have some kind of Jesus cloak.