You are a SAINT with a new nature.
What does it mean to be a righteous saint in Christ? You have a new nature! The following verses related to the acrostic SAINT will help you understand how God now views you.
Because you are a SAINT with a new nature, God:
» Sees you as completely righteous in Christ
I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. (Philippians 3:9, NLT)
» Accepts Christ’s payment for all your sins
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. (Colossians 2:13, NLT)
» Imparts righteousness into your character and conduct
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. (1 Thessalonians 5:23,24, NLT)
» Neutralized the power sin had over you
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Romans 6:22, NIV)
» Tolerates no condemnation of you
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, NLT)