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That Jesus was awesome

I love all those times Jesus was standing on a street corner with his megaphone yelling out all the sins of those passing by, the times He was tweeting or Facebooking a long rant about how Rome needs to be overthrown for their ungodly laws and real followers of His would be protesting and screaming and starting wars if they really had a relationship with Him, or the time He spent making people feel like less of His followers for listening to David's psalms that were sung over the secular beats of the time, or the time He said to the Gentiles that they better be following all the Jewish laws and Jewish holidays and traditions, or how He refused to speak to that adulterous Samaritan woman at the well and threw her down it to get her sinning butt to hell quicker, or the time He agreed with the rich man that following all the rules got him into heaven, or the time that He praised the long prayers filled with judgment of others and gave a high five to those that put the rotten sinners…

Should a believer in the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ call themselves a "sinner"?

I felt it was time to address this topic. Many topics elicit an emotional response when you disagree with someone that has been indoctrinated into a certain belief regardless of whether their belief is actually truth supported by scripture or not. I have witnessed believers often referring to themselves as a “sinner” or by the extended text of “sinner saved by grace”. Are these terms actually scripturally supported terms to refer to a believer in Jesus Christ?

You may wonder, “Why is it a big deal what believers call themselves or other believers?”, but if it is not important, then why would God have inspired the scripture writers to call His children specific words? Obviously God has a huge interest in the terms His children refer to themselves as. Just as you would care about what your kids call themselves, God cares deeply about what His children call themselves. If your children are constantly calling themselves or others “stupid”, “loser”, “idiot”, “useless”, and other words li…