For John came to you in the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.Matthew 21:32
Man has always been wrong. Man was never right. What man had been doing all along is they’ve been attempting to legalize their wrongdoings, making them acceptable and calling it right.
Jesus came to restore what is truly right. And He paid the price for those willing to turn away from their wrongs. Jesus taught men how to do things right by examples of His righteous life.
But man remained resistant to giving up their wrongs. Instead of accepting Christ and His righteous ways, they used Him and His gospel to further legalize their wrongs.
And this is the mockery they made of the Cross; now with Christ Jesus, we are no longer wrong. We shall for eternity be right, no matter how wrong we are.