No 1 - People who believe they are the only ones with "the real truth" come across as prideful and arrogant. Among Christian denominations alone, which one could be cited as having "the real truth"? The Catholics? The Calvinists? The Amish and Mennonites? Each have doctrines - or "truths" - that differ from the others. No 2 - http://www.bereanpublishers.com/are-christians-sinners-or-saints/ http://michaeljkruger.com/saint-or-sinner-rethinking-the-language-of-our-christian-identity/ Michael J. Kruger is President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as an Associate Pastor at Uptown PCA.