Some folks like to call themselves sinners and not saints. I used to think of myself as a sinner too, until I discovered my true identity in Christ. When you read these scriptures, ask yourself if they make sense when you substitute “sinners” for “saints”.
- Mat 27:52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the
saintssinners that had fallen asleep were raised;
- Act 9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter went throughout all parts, he came down also to the
saintssinners that dwelt at Lydda.
- Rom 1:7 to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be
saintssinners: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Rom 16:15 Salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the
saintssinners that are with them.
- 1Co 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the churches of the
- 2Co 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the
saintssinners that are in the whole of Achaia
- Eph 3:18 may be strong to apprehend with all the
saintssinners what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
- Php 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the
saintssinners in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Romans 6:6 (NIV)
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. Romans 6:22 (NIV)
God and His holy word refer to God’s children as saints. We are no longer sinners saved by grace. We are saints. Though we still sin, and will till we draw our last breath, God sees us as saints, his holy and righteous children. Not because of anything we did, but what Christ did on the cross.