“With sublime and soothing truth, the Bible continually declares the superiority of the Heavenly life. Heaven robes the SAINTS and transports them with a deathless and painless life….There is eternal freedom from every form of evil, and there is the presence of every form of good and greatness….The heavenly home – a crown of glory- is an unspeakable joy!” (E.M.Bounds)

Strong words and deep meaning.

First of all, who is a SAINT? Definition: a person SANCTIFIED, made holy and purified from sin, by the sacrificial atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. A SAINT: One of the blessed in heaven.

Jesus praying for His disciples said: “Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth.” (John 17:17)

SANCTIFICATION: The act of God’s grace by which the affections of men are purified from sin.

What is truth? Jesus said” I am the way and the Truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).  The Truth that leads to revelation and salvation. Jesus also said: “…If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

Where  do we find the teachings of Jesus and revelation of Truth?

In the Holy Bible of course, which is the inerrant, infallible, eternal Word of God. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the complete and perfect revelation of the mind and heart of God. The book of John, especially reveals the birth, life and teachings of the Messiah, all that is necessary to propel us into sainthood and carry us heaven bound.

No wonder God declared in Pslam 116:15,”Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His SAINTS.”

No, sainthood is not reserved for the apostles, other holy persons of early Christian times, or persons canonized by the Church of Rome. God calls you a saint if you believe in Him and the One whom He sent to purify you and make you holy before His throne.