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Sounds Oh So Right, But Oh So Wrong

I bet you have used the term. You have said this about yourself. Someone at your church has described themselves as this very thing

I’m a sinner saved by grace.

It sounds so humble. It’s as if you are truly admitting who you are to the world. Your friend is bowing down in submission to the Lord and trusting Him for their identity.

It sounds, oh, so right. Unfortunately, it is oh, so wrong.

Technically, yes, I know that they, we, were once sinners who are now saved by grace. I won’t argue that. I just have a problem with that term, “sinner saved by grace.” Why?

Because it isn’t true.

We learn that if we are in Christ, we are new creatures. The old has passed away and the new has come. That old sinful life is in the past. Our identity as sinners has now gone away. It’s new now.

There are so many ways to describe who we are now. We could use any number of them,, but I found one in my small group the other day. I had missed it before. Paul writes a sentence in 2 Corinthians 5 that says:

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

Did you catch that? Do we understand what Paul is getting at there?

We are now the righteousness of God. We aren’t sinners saved by grace. We’re simply saved by grace, righteousness of God now.

It’s time for us to get over this sinner mentality! Why? Because if we say that we are just a sinner saved by grace enough, we will believe that we are simply sinners now. We focus on the sinner part.

And that is simply not true.

It sounds, oh, so right, but it’s oh, so wrong.

What do you think about being a follower of Christ and being the righteousness of God now?

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  1. August 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

    We will often live as we think. Changing how we think about ourselves is vital.

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