Are you a sinner saved by grace?
(This is for my Christian peeps and peeps who want to know how many Christians think.)
One thing many Christians like to say is that they're "a sinner saved by grace."
Well, if you've been saved, then are you still a sinner?
Scripture says you're a saint. Not just if you feel like it, but as a fact of position in Christ.
Faith in Christ has saved you from sin and made you a saint.
So you ARE NOT a sinner saved by grace. You WERE a sinner saved by grace. You ARE a saint saved by grace.
Your concept of self gives birth to yourself
Your concept of self plays a huge role in how you live your life.
For example, are you a sinner trying to do good and sometimes succeeding?
Or are you a saint by nature, who sometimes stumbles?
Self-image plays a big role.
Scripture says we're made in the image of God.
So do you see yourself as divine?
Or do you see yourself as "a son of your father the devil," as Jesus called some of the religiously observant people in his day?
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Here's another verse of Scripture:
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
So if you're stuck in a cycle of sin and lostness, could it be because you swallowed the line, like so many Christians have, that you're "a sinner saved by grace"?
If that's how you feel about yourself, that's what you'll create on a daily basis:
- sin and
- the need to be saved.
If, on the other hand, you feel that you have now become "the righteousness of God in Christ," you won't go about your day with a cloud over your head waiting for the inevitable lightning bolt to strike you down.
No, if you understand that your faith in Christ has made you right in God's eyes, then you'll go about your day living large and prospering like Abraham.
Sure, he made some big mistakes, but those were few and far between. On a day-to-day basis, observe how Abraham lived a dignified, prosperous life.
Dwell on who you really are
So, let me ask you: Are you a made-saint, like Abraham? Or are you a scoundrel in need of help, like Judas?
The way you think and feel about yourself will determine the life you create for yourself and the people in your purview.
Are you a sinner? Or are you a saint?
It all comes down to this.
SIT IN SILENCE and be honest with yourself.
Do you think of yourself as a sinner in your heart?
If so, that's who you create on a daily basis.
Do you think of yourself as a saint in your heart?
This realisation comes from dwelling and meditating upon the work of Christ in your life.
I am not a sinner trying to do good. I am a saint who just sometimes stumbles.
I am a saint saved by grace. I am the righteousness of God in Christ.