When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you were given a NEW IDENTITY.
You are now identified as a child of God. This is who you are. And as God’s child, you are now called “holy and beloved”. Your sinner identity is gone forever.
“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are!” I John 3:1
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
“Therefore from now on we recognize no man by what he is in the flesh.” II Corinthians 5:16