Whats the difference?

What is the difference between sinners and saints?

One thing. Jesus Christ. Thats really all it is. It’s not where I’m from or what denomination I’m a part of or how much “bad” I have or havent done. It’s about Christ point blank. If the only “good thing” i ever did was accept Christ then I am a saint.

What does this mean? This means so much that to explain it would take books and books just try to to unfold the fullness of what it really means to be a saint. But, I will try to just run down some main basics to give a good start.

First off saints are a holy people set apart for God. Now this may tend to make people think this has something to do with who we are or what we do because everyone knows that holy people are those that do holy things. The paradox is that in Christ we are holy and sanctified and blameless even though we are still sinful humans. A lot of people are still stuck in the “I’m just a sinner saved by grace” mentality. And while that may, in a round about kind of way, be correct, we are so much more than just that. We are heirs of God. Now i don’t know how you feel about this but i just don’t think God has any old person as heirs. Even the angels aren’t heirs to God. We are made lower than angels but, are heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ (who is God and actually deserves to be His heir as His beloved Son). We must all be in agreement with the Word when it says “But why are people even important to you? Why do you take care of human beings? 5You made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6You put them in charge of everything you made. You put all things under their control: 7all the sheep, the cattle, and the wild animals, 8the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that lives under water. 9Lord our Lord, your name is the most wonderful name in all the earth!Ps 8:4-9. So God makes a creation a little lower than the angels but then strangely enough He decides to become a man and die for us. A third of the angels had one chance, it seems, to either side with God or side with satan. They chose satan. And, though the majority of humans choose to side with satan daily and God knows it, He gives us everyday fresh mercy to choose Christ.

So again “what’s the difference?” What does it mean that we are saints who were once sinners? It means that now we actually have power over sin. I will stop here for a brief intermission to say what I don’t mean. I do NOT mean that we are sinless and nowhere in the bible does it give the impression that believers are sinless. However the bible does talk about how we will sin less in Christ. The Word also talks about how we will also be less likely to willfully continually practice the sins that we specifically struggle with. But, the bible also says that if anyone says that they have no sin that they deceive themselves and the Truth is not in them. This is all very hard to comprehend without the Spirit. The unfortunate thing is that people try to take the bible out of context for their own theological perversions and either tell people they are going to hell if they sin or saying that God is a loving forgiving God (which He is) so you can sin all you want. Both extremes are perversions of the teachings of the bible and are not in line with scripture. The truth is that you are a saint. You are holy, set apart, blameless and redeemed eternally in Christ. You are sealed with the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (which I interpret as the day that God fully reconciles all things to Himself in eternity future.

So what is the difference. Two words. One God-Man. Jesus Christ. Saints are not better than everyone else. Just better off. =D

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One Response to “Whats the difference?”

  1. Thomas Harty Says:

    Good word Mikey!

    I started writing a response to your other blog and hit a button and it went into hyperspace…oops!

    If you got it let me know. It was not completed. Well now I know what a blogspot is, thank-you
    Love Tom

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