Whenever anybody called Nelson Mandela a saint, he would say: "If by saint you mean a sinner who is trying to be better, then I'm a saint."
Jesus first of all, loves His Father in heaven and would never compromise the message that sinners must be delivered or be damned. That is the reason Jesus came to earth-to save sinners.
Sin and the sinner both deserve punishment
The saint and the sinner are twin brothers...one was born but the moment before the other.
No one in the history of the world has been more inclusive of repentant sinners than Jesus and no one has been more intolerant of sin.
Personally, I like to start my day off as a Saint and graduate to my Sinner self!
Live life without being afraid of judgment from others because judgment from other sinners is invalid.
When I come before these men I do not have to explain that we are all sinners. They have committed every sin there is. All I have to tell them is that I, too, am a sinner.
Prevarication, how divine! I always did get along better with sinners.
Men who ape the saint and play the sinner.
Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature, sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan, and that unless we are converted, or born again, we must be miserable forever.
Notorious sinners didn't kill Jesus. Religious people did.
Nowhere in the Bible, however, do we find God distinguishing between levels of sin. God doesn't share our rating system. To him, all sin is equally evil, and all sinners are equally lovable.
The greater evil who is in- When both in wayward paths are straying? The poor sinner for the pain Or he who pays for the sin?
God's grace justifies sinners, but it never justifies sin!
Even though God loves us, we still have a problem: sin. It's important for us to learn how to confront sin and overcome it, because while God loves sinners, He hates sin. And He hates it because of what it does to us and how it keeps us from the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
I'm a sinner just like everybody else and I have my faults and I've been through my dark times in my life to where I wasn't walking the walk and talking the talk, or I may have been talking the talk, but I wasn't walking the walk.
Fashion makes fools of some, sinners of others, and slaves of all.
Society is composed of slow Christians and wide-awake sinners.
God is righteous in making the sinner righteous.
Gospel ministers should not only be like dials on watches, or mile-stones upon the road, but like clocks and larums, to sound the alarm to sinners. Aaron wore bells as well as pomegranates, and the prophets were commanded to lift up their voice like a trumpet. A sleeping sentinel may be the loss of the city.
By his disobedience of God's law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live.
— Joseph Franklin Rutherford
If our zeal were true and genuine we should be much more angry with a sinner than a heretic.
Even at the cross, God permitted what he hated - the unjust and agonizing death of his own precious Son - in order to accomplish something he prized above his own Son's cruel death; that is, salvation for a world of sinners. So the world's worst murder becomes the world's only salvation.
The door of God's mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners "Come.'
A sinner is not justified before God (coram Deo) apart from the righteousness of Christ apprehended by faith.
I feel like that's something the church has done really badly is actually confessing. We are sinners. We are broken, shattered people that do things selfishly, out of arrogance, pride, lust, greed. And all have fallen short. That doesn't mean some we're definitely a part of that inclusive all.
We ought to love the sinner and hate OUR sin.
The beginning of knowledge is to know thyself a sinner.
I think one of the reasons our court system wants to remove The 10 Commandments is because The 10 Commandments reminds us we are sinners.
There is a spiritual side to me that goes real deep, but I confess right up front that I'm the biggest sinner of them all.
Whenever you preach, be sure that you lift the Saviour high and lay the sinner low.
"Should I comfort those who do not mourn?" Some preachers are too quick and too willing to hand out pardons to sinners who do not mourn over their crimes!
Moved by the perfection of His holy love, God in Christ substituted Himself for us sinners. That is the heart of the cross of Christ.
You will want a book which contains not man's thoughts, but God's - not a book that may amuse you, but a book that can save you - not even a book that can instruct you, but a book on which you can venture an eternity - not only a book which can give relief to your spirit, but redemption to your soul - a book which contains salvation, and conveys it to you, one which shall at once be the Saviour's book and the sinner's.
Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It's a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don't want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel.
The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.
Grace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by giving sinners the right and power to delight in God without obscuring the glory of God.
God's greatest interest is to glorify the wealth of His grace by making sinners happy in Him.
...but let it suffice us to know that it became God, who is the supreme Ruler, Governor and Judge of all that sin should be punished with death in the sinner or his surety; and therefore if God would bring many sons to glory, the Captain of their salvation must undergo sufferings and death, to make satisfaction for them.