Believers in Christ Jesus should no longer confess they are “sinners saved by grace”, since we have been given the legal standing righteousness of God. Our righteousness is the ability to stand in God’s presence without a sense of sin, guilt, or inferiority.
Romans 4, informs us that righteousness is not reckoned to us on the ground of works; we cannot work enough for it, we simply accept it as a gift. We learn in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast”. All righteousness, a believer’s legal standing is a gift from God.
Salvation, Redemption, Eternal Life, New Creation, Indwelling Holy Spirit, and the right to use the Name Of Jesus are all part of our privileges as sons and daughters of God. All of these rights accrue to believers based on grace through faith. Every believer in Christ Jesus has the same righteousness, the same legal standing, for it is all founded on grace.
L. Jerome Jones