When i was finding an answer to this quesion in christianity.stackexchange.com, i came across, this question but i felt a slap on my wrist :) Is righteousness a prerequisite for salvation? NO. But ...
Legitimate, not in the fact that He died, but in how specifically his blood was shed. It is said that Jesus' death was the final fulfillment of the old testament requirements. If this is true, then ...