For Paul, sainthood was not a result of something wonderful you’d accomplished nor erased something horrible you’d done. According to him, being a saint requires one step; be in Christ. And the total cost to you is $0. Anyone who is connected to Jesus by faith in his death and resurrection is a saint. Gods Saints are average and simple people who love Jesus.
– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 32