“The Spirit has chosen to give believers the title of ‘saints’ more than any other designation except one. They are called ‘brethren’ 184 times, ‘saints’ 62 times, and ‘Christians 3 times. It would not be amiss to attempt the rescue of such a divinely emphasized but misunderstood title from its present state of disuse and ruin. Many Christians do not believe they are saints because they do not know of their position in Christ.”
“Sanctification” in Systematic Theology Vol. VII: Doctrinal Summarization by Lewis Sperry Chafer, (Binghamton NY: Vail-Ballou Press, 1948) 277.