Luke 5:32 (KJV) I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Ever heard anyone say that Jesus came for the sinners? This particular saying of Jesus is where they got such an idea from, but as you can clearly see, Jesus didn't actually say that, but that He came to call the sinners to repentance. Yet this is what many including Christians have misinterpreted to mean that He came for sinners, which gives the impression that God gets glory from sinners being sinners and remaining sinners, which is very wrong, because the only way God could get glory from sinners is when they repent and turn away from their wicked ways. That's why Jesus said He came to call sinners to repentance, because that's what gives God glory and the reason God sent Him to the Earth. If there wasn't the possibility of sinners coming to repentance, and also righteous men as Abraham waiting in the wings for Him to crack open the way of heaven for them to able to enter in, God wouldn't have ever sent His Son to the Earth, because God gets no glory from sinners being or remaining sinners, but only when they came to repentance! That's why heaven rejoices over just one sinner that repents because that's the whole essence of salvation and why God sent His Son to the Earth. Luke 15:7, 10 Moreover, the reason Jesus didn't come to call the righteous to repentance is because the righteous need no repentance as the sinners do. Luke 15:7 That's what God desires for the sinners to become, even righteous, hence sinners being called to repentance because repentance is the turning point from sin or wickedness to righteousness, hence that's what sinners become when they truly repent. Therefore Jesus didn't come for sinners, but for the righteous and also the sinners who repent, because thereby alone is God glorified. God bless.