“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Colossians 1:1-2 (KJV)
The letter from the apostle Paul, written to the Church of Colosse begins very similar as his other letters (Romans, Corinthian letters, Galations, Ephesians, Philippians, etc.). He addresses the “Saints and faithful brethren”, and just in case some of you have a problem with the word “Brethren” it is reference to all the born again Church members; male and female.
There are many who attribute being a “Saint” to a special edict of some liturgical Church, or papal hierarchy; when in truth it is in fact a decree put upon all who have trusted and believed in Jesus Christ, and trusted His work on the cross – His death, burial and resurrection.
Sinners who turn to Christ; away from sin; are declared by God Himself to be saints. Declared to be just, holy, righteous, and given eternal life because of the cross of Jesus Christ. The woman or man who has been decreed as “Saint” by God may, and will sin, but the saint will not live in sin.
Come to Jesus. Believe Him. Trust His work on the cross, and be saved from you sin, and declared “Saint” by God Himself.