A Sinner Saved by Grace?
Am I really a sinner saved by grace, as many Christians claim? It’s true, I once was a sinner, but I was saved by God’s grace and now I’m his child. The Bible calls me a saint, so I’m no longer a sinner. As Holy Spirit works in me, I’m becoming increasingly like Jesus and I’m astounded by that process.
I’m cooperating with Holy Spirit and deliberately transforming my mind, conforming to God’s way of thinking as revealed in the Bible. As a result, my thoughts, intellect, imagination and motivations are becoming more like his so I can do what he destined me to do in a way that honors him.
I still sin, but that doesn’t make me a sinner, any more than a sinner can become a child of God by doing good works. Rather, I confess my sin, accept his forgiveness and continue working with Holy Spirit to become the person God intends.