This may be one of the most vital topics we’ve ever addressed.
All of life is about identity, and all the people and things in which we actively pursue knowingly or unknowingly as identification of who we are as a human being. How we live, what we say, what and who we spend time with, what we wear on our bodies – everything.
So then, do you consider yourself a saint…or sinner? And what are we primarily taught to embrace as our identity in Christ?
In the holy scriptures, the Lord declares through the apostles Peter and Jude a dire warning:
2 Peter 2:1-2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality (licentiousness: license, permission, wantonness), and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned (blasphemed, reviled, dishonored)…
Jude 1:3-4 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
It would appear obvious then in the first passage in 2 Peter that these teachers and prophets (those calling God’s people back to holiness) are false, not true, and in secret infected the Lord’s body with heresies. These heresies split people in factions, sects, i.e. having a party spirit and stonewalling the truth.
The result? Many, not a few, follow their sinful wantonness, their disorder, their looseness, and God’s truth, about Christ and His kingdom, is reviled, dishonored.
Some things never change, beloved.
In the Jude passage we again see the same theme. The “certain persons” crept in unnoticed. That is, no one sounded the alarm at the time of their entrance into the love feasts, the home church meetings in the New Covenant. They turn the marvelous sin-preventing grace of Almighty Father into license, looseness…and sin always begets more sin.
Now…these certain persons also never announce “we deny the Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” For if they had, they would never have crept in unnoticed. But by their teachings and actions they deny the true Truth, the Lord Jesus. And cause many others to stumble and fall away, or depart from the faith (1 Timothy 4).
That brings us to today. What do you hear from fellow believers and the big gun teachers regarding sin?
You’re “just a sinner.” And Paul in Romans 7 was a “wretched man.” So what can God expect? I even know brothers who say and teach others that they are lifelong sinners, and expect to sin every day, all day.
But what does the Word of the Lord reveal to us? And, just as important, are we contending earnestly (not casually) for the faith as Jude admonished us? What secretly introduced destructive heresies are introduced today? Do any of these turn the powerful sin-breaking loving grace of Jesus Christ into the opposite: sin and more sin and more sin?
As a person thinks, so is he.
If you’re a “sinner,” then you sin. It’s your nature, right? It’s what’s natural.
But…what if you’re a partaker of the divine nature, having forever escaped the ‘sin nature’ and its corruption?
2 Peter 1:4 For by these (His power and knowledge) He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
A royal priesthood, a holy people, that then evangelizes the world?
1 Peter 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Saints…the “holy ones.”
That’s the only term used to identify the new person, the new man (and woman) that was crucified, buried, and risen with Christ while seated in the heavens with Him at His right hand.
Wait, you say. What about Paul’s life in Romans 7 and his claim to be the worst of sinners in 1 Timothy?
As we shall see, both of those are his past life, when he was unsaved.
So, do you want to be called and experience these things below as a “sinner?” There’s 66 occurrences of that term, and we list them at the very end of this piece – and it’s not pretty in any way, shape, or form.
…wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD; go and utterly destroy the sinners; how blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners; my son, if sinners entice you, do not consent; adversity pursues sinners; but transgressors and sinners will be crushed together; behold, the day of the LORD is coming…and He will exterminate its sinners from it; all the sinners of My people will die by the sword; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners; but others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?”…
…realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane; for it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; for consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart; AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?; to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him…
Enough, already. A very deadly state to be living in, no?
If you live in the flesh, you must die spiritually. Still want to be called and identify yourself as a “sinner?”
Romans 8:12-13 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Or called and experience these things as a saint?
As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight; O fear the LORD, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want; but the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come; and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom; then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem; to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints; but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints; to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling…
…or do you not know that the saints will judge the world?; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints; for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints; I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints; When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints; Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints; and in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.
By now it should be obvious. We see 69 occurrences of the word “saints” in the New Covenant record. A lot. And they too are listed first at the end of this piece.
We’re to go and sin no more…so that nothing worse will happen to us. And what is the “nothing worse?”
God means it, saints. He truly does.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
Ok. So what about Paul’s words in Romans 7 and 1 Timothy?
I mentioned earlier it was his past life. God is very specific with His Word, His Son, and we never use interpretation by exception. Or proof texting by taking a couple of passages and ignoring dozens of clearly understood text.
Jesus Christ, our Lord, indeed commands us to walk worthy of His Name. His all-consuming power by the Father’s decree is available to us for this great work. And His commands are never a burden!
In Biblical interpretation, or Hermeneutics, we always go from the specific (69 occurrences of saints) first, and then to the general ( 2 passages that don’t seem to fit) for understanding of God’s intention for His kingdom, His eternal purpose.
Brother Craig Keener, in his marvelous work The IVP Bible Background Commentary, states:
Many commentators have thought that Romans 7:14-25 describes Paul’s struggle with sin at the time he was writing the passage, because he uses present-tense verbs. But diatribe style, which Paul uses in much of Romans, was graphic in its images, and Paul in the context has been describing his past life under law (Romans 7:7-13). Thus it is more likely that Paul contrasts the spiritual worthlessness of religious introspection and self-centeredness (count the “I’s” and “me’s”) in Romans 7 with the life of the Spirit by grace in Romans 6 and Romans 8.
Then, The Complete Biblical Library makes this claim regarding Romans 7:
The contrast between chapters 7 and 8 is most significant. In chapter 7 the pronoun “I” occurs 31 times (KJV) without one mention of the Holy Spirit, unless verse 6 refers to the newness He brings. Obviously “I” am struggling to do and completely failing for it is an attempt in my own strength. In chapter 8 the Holy Spirit is mentioned at least 20 times. In chapter 8 law is scarcely mentioned while there are 20 references to law in chapter 7.
And the best in-depth teaching of Romans 7 and Paul’s past life is offered by brother Daniel Thompson. You may read his excellent writing and listen to his live teaching here.
Sin is never, ever habitual. Sin in your life is a fluke. It’s a rarity in God’s kingdom for His citizens.
Do you believe it to be true without looking at you experience?
Brother Mike Pearl teaches on the power of God’s Holy Spirit that we’re sanctified by faith and walk in that newness of life. His audio teaching changed my life, as I pray it will yours too. You may listen carefully to it here.
Those of you who follow us here at Walk Worthy will remember this story of our long-time brother with serious health issues who came to visit us many years ago in the country for natural health care help. When I recounted this great truth and brother Pearl’s outstanding teaching at the kitchen table, he smirked at me and said, “Is this like the ‘power of positive thinking,’ Marc?”
I was shocked that he would dismiss this command of our Lord lock, stock, and barrel. I gathered my wits, asked God for help and asked him, “Brother, do you believe God will help you right now with any sin that holds you, and that you can go and sin no more?”
“No,” he quickly replied, with the smirk widening across his face.
“Well, then, be it done to you according to your faith,” was my admonishment back to him. I was surprised the Spirit responded in that fashion.
And what about you, dear one?
Are you still now a “sinner?”
You’re a saint, a holy one, and never, ever a sinner. Never again.
Listen to and read these resources and let our Father God completely transform your walk with Him in Christ. Believe it, and walk in your holy sanctification.
Here’s the passages. And don’t’ forget:
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Saints: 69 occurrences
In Psalms: Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight…Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want.
In Daniel: 7:18 But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come…7:21 I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them…7:22 until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom…7:25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time…7:27 Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.
In Matthew 27:52: The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised…
In Acts: 9:13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem…9:32 Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda…9:41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive…26:10 And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them.
In Romans: 1:7 to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints…8:27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God…12:13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality…15:25 but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints…15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem…15:31 that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; 16:2 that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well…16:15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them…
In 1 Corinthians: 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling…6:1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints? 6:2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints…16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also…16:15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints)
In 2 Corinthians: 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth with all the saints who are throughout Achaia…8:4 begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints…9:1 For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints…9:12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God…13:13 All the saints greet you.
In Ephesians: 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus…1:15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints…1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household…3:8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ…3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth…4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ…5:3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints…6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
In Philippians: 1:1 Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons… 4:21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you… 4:22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.
In Colossians: To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father…1:4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints…1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light… 1:26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Philemon: I Thessalonians 3:13: so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints…2 Thessalonians 1:10: when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed…Philemon 1:5 because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints…Philemon 1:7 For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
In Hebrews and Jude: Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints…Hebrews 13:24 Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you…Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
In Revelation: 5:8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints…8:3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne…8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand…11:18 “And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” 13:7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him…
In Revelation continued: 13:10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints…14:12 Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus…16:6 for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.” 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly…18:20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.” 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.” 19:8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints…20:9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
Sinners – 66 occurrences
In Genesis and 1 Samuel: Genesis 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD…1 Samuel 15:18 and the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are exterminated.’
In the Psalms: 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 1:5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous…25:8 Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way…26:9 Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed…51:13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You…104:35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!
In the Proverbs: 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent…11:31 If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner! 13:6 Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner…13:21 Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity…13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous…23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
In Ecclesiastes: 2:26 For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind…7:26 And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her…8:12 Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly…9:2 It is the same for all. There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who is afraid to swear…9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
In Isaiah and Amos: 1:28 But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end…13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it…33:14 Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless. “Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?” Amos 9:10 All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, ‘The calamity will not overtake or confront us.
Matthew 9:10 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples; 9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”; 9:13 “But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”; 11:19 “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”; 26:45 Then He came to the disciples and *said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners
Mark 2:15 And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him; 2:16 When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?”; 2:17 And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”; 14:41 And He *came the third time, and *said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Luke 5:30 The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”; 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous but All the sinners of My people will die by the sword to repentance.”; 6:32 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.; 6:33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same; 6:34 “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount; 7:34 “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’; 7:37 And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume; 7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”
Luke 13:2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater All the sinners of My people will die by the sword than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?; 15:1 Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him; 15:2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”; 15:7 “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance; 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”; 18:13 But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’; 19:7 When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
John 9:16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And there was a division among them; 9:24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.”; 9:25 He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”; 9:31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him
Romans 3:7 But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?; 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us; 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous
Galatians 2:15 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 2:17 “But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!
1 Timothy 1:9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers; 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Hebrews 7:26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; 12:3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded; 5:20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins
1 Peter 4:18 AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
Jude 1:15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
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