Many claim they are still in the chief of sinners category as “ believers “ followers of Christ which is an oxymoron.
Paul used those words late in his life.
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
It helps if you know the Scriptures.
If God didn't desire sacrifice, then why did He plan the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
The verse is conditioned upon a proper sacrifice. A sacrifice that man couldn't provide.
That's what he is doing. Paul is referring to his pre-Christian sinful ways of tormenting believers.
No. The context is the journey of his life to that present moment.
Paul sinned after being converted. He called himself a "wretched man".
This contrasts you and your "team". You're all good aren't you?
Paul was speaking in the present tense. IOW, even as a believer, he is calling himself the chief of sinners, but hey, don't the scripture de-rail your presuppositions ...That's what he is doing. Paul is referring to his pre-Christian sinful ways of tormenting believers.
He is hardly declaring that he, as a follower of Jesus, is presently the biggest sinner in the world. Get real.
Correct.translated means since I continually sin , Paul must mean the same.
Then why is Paul the chief of sinners?Wrong answer : Jesus came to take away din , destroy the works of the devil .