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Myth: Just a Sinner saved by Grace

Let us see what the Scriptures have to say about such a statement. From Psalm 103:12, we read, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." Notice that God has removed our transgressions or sins from us.
From Romans 4:7, "Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered." We note here that our iniquities are forgiven and sins covered. How? By the blood of Jesus Christ. Once and for all, He has shed His innocent blood on our behalf. He doesn't have to die again. No more animal sacrifices are acceptable to God.
Rom 5:8-9, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." Notice in this verse we were (past tense) sinners. Christ died for us. We are no longer sinners but now saved from wrath through Jesus Christ.
Rom. 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Sin entered by Adam and death by sin, so all were (past tense) sinners.

"Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord"(Rom. 5:18-21).

The Greek in verse 19 reads, "THE many were made sinners" meaning all mankind were (past tense) sinners because of the sin of Adam. In the same way the Greek reads, "the many shall be made righteous." meaning all mankind made righteous by the righteousness of Jesus Christ .In God's eyes they are righteous.
Rom. 8:1-2, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." If you are born again or born from above, then there is now no condemnation. The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from that law of sin and death, so how can you be classified as a sinner?
Ephesians 1:7, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"
Eph. 2:1, "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Again, were dead in sins (past tense) but now you are made alive by Jesus Christ. How? Because you are now saved by grace. How can you be a sinner and saved by grace at the same time. Impossible. It's a misnomer. If you are a sinner, then you haven't been saved by grace. The moment you are saved by grace, through the blood of Jesus Christ, you are no longer a sinner.
Eph. 2:4-5, "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"
Eph. 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Now read Colossians 1:13-14, "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." If we have been delivered from the power of darkness, then how can we call ourselves a sinner? We were delivered the moment we were born again. We have forgiveness of sins, so cannot be classified as a sinner.

A person (of the world) sins because he is a sinner, he is not a sinner because he sins.

One more Scripture verse: 1 Cor. 15:49, "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." Before we were saved by grace, we bore the image of the earthy, the sinner. But now after spirit salvation, we bear the image of the heavenly or one saved by grace.
In summary, the expression, "just a sinner saved by grace" is not in the Scriptures and the scriptures totally refute such a concept. ***

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