Friday, April 12, 2013

Are you a saint?

"The Spirit has chosen to give believers the title of 'saints' more than any other designation except one. They are called 'brethren' 184 times, 'saints' 62 times, and 'Christians 3 times. It would not be amiss to attempt the rescue of such a divinely emphasized but misunderstood title from its present state of disuse and ruin. Many Christians do not believe they are saints because they do not know of their position in Christ."

"Sanctification" in Systematic Theology Vol. VII: Doctrinal Summarization by Lewis Sperry Chafer, (Binghamton NY: Vail-Ballou Press, 1948) 277.

2 comments:

Andy said...

I am SO glad to hear you say this! The New Calvinism mantra that has made its way into fundamental circles places WAY too much emphasis on the "I'm the worst sinner I know" syndrome.

Andy Rupert said...

I don't keep up with the trends as much as you do. But my view of sin is delineated in the chart of salvation. I am Calvinistic in doctrine as you will see. It is not because of a trend but due to studying the Scriptures.