Did You Know? Saint or Sinner

By September 30, 2016Uncategorized

“There is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

Did you know that there is no scripture or scriptures that refer to a born again saint as a sinner?  That does not mean that born again believers don’t sin, it simply means that God is no longer imputing our sins to us.  Romans 5:13 gives us clarification: “For until the Law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed where there is no Law.” That is the power of the Cross.  It was at the Cross that God imputed the sins of the world to the suffering body of His Son Jesus.  Not some sins, not a few, not all but the really bad ones were forgiven, all of our sins were imputed on Jesus, both past, present, and future.  The Cross also destroyed the power of the Law to continue as our tutor and our master. Under the Law of Moses sin was imputed, and every time sin raised its ugly head the Law screamed, “Guilty!”  The New Covenant of Grace screams ever the louder, “Not guilty!!!”  Romans 8:1 proclaims, “There is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

A study of God’s Word reveals that Paul wrote and rebuked sin and immorality in many of his letters, but he nor any other new testament writer ever referred to Christians as sinners.  Instead, they called them saints, or brethren, continuously reminding them of their new found position in Christ.  To the Church at Corinth Paul wrote concerning their behavior,   “And such were some of you; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor. 6:11).   That is powerful!!!  Note carefully what the apostle Paul said, “That is who we were; it is no longer who we are.”  We are now saints of the most high God.