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Are you a saint for accepting Jesus?

Just a follow up from a post below. If you are forgiven of your sins b/c you accept JEsus, and this makes you a saint; is this why a lot of people take it upon themselves to judge others and condemn them?

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 9:46 AM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You aren't a saint if you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You are a Christian.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:53 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • you don't become a saint by accepting Jesus. YOu're forgiven it's not our business to judge others and generally it shows a person's owns insecurities. I get really annoyed by people who constantly judge others
    katiekruschke

    Answer by katiekruschke at 9:53 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • You aren't a saint. Shoot I am just as bad as any one else. It just means you STRIVE to be like Christ which means you should love not judge.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:04 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If it were that easy to be a Saint, there would be billions, not the few there are.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:46 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Certain people from all religions judge and condemn others. It's not just those that except Jesus. And no, it doesn't make them a saint.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:16 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • is this why a lot of people take it upon themselves to judge others and condemn them?

    ~eyeroll~ Um no.
    2tinyhineys

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 2:15 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • YES!! One preacher put it, "you are either a Saint, or you ain't" ;-) The word saint comes from the Greek word "hagios" which means “consecrated to God, holy, sacred.Therefore, Scripturally speaking, the “saints” are the body of Christ, Christians, the church. All Christians are considered saints. All Christian are saints…and at the same time are called to be saints. 1 Corinthians 1:2 states it clearly, “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints,…” Christians are saints by virtue of their connection with Jesus Christ. Christians are called to be saints, to increasingly allow their daily life to more closely match their position in Christ. Read the New Testament. Every time the Bible mentions "the saints" it is referring to Christians!
    missionarywifey

    Answer by missionarywifey at 4:47 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I've never heard of christians referring to themselves this way. Answers a lot of questions for me though, in terms of how some of them think they need to behave towards others.
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 5:03 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Really the only one judging is you.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:15 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Well thats your opinion Ryansmom. I was asking a question.
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 7:55 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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