I can’t count the times I’ve heard folks claim, “I’m a sinner saved by grace.” That is not Biblical. Nor is it true. There are no saved sinners. There are only saved saints. The only part of that statement that’s true is all saints have been “saved by grace.”
Sinners are lost. Sinners have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Sinners are condemned to eternal separation from God. Isaiah 59:2 said, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you. Romans 8:23 said, “. . .for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 6:23 said, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.”
Paul consistently refers to followers of Jesus as “saints“. Paul said in Ephesians 2:4-6: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Cwith hrist (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up with Him, and seated us Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” And in Romans 8:1 Paul said, “therefore, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
It’s Bible 101 folks. I wrote a similar post last year and a friend replied, “I sure don’t feel like a saint because I still sin.” Of course you do. I do too. So did Paul. So do we all. Right standing with God is not about how we feel. It’s about what Christ did for us on the cross.
God gave Adam and Eve freedom of choice in the Garden. We have it too. Until Christ takes us home we can choose to obey God or sin. Our sins don’t make us sinners. God’s word says we are totally accepted and unconditionally loved by God. That makes us children of God. His beloved. Saints. Not sinners.