Are you a child of god?
Are you a child of God? And what makes you a child of God? I ask these questions because there seems to be some confusion in this matter amongst the congregations. In some circles people believe and teach that everyone is a child of God. Their logic comes from Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." What this means is that we are God's creation. We are created to have relationship with Him. The big problem is that sin entered the world and broke the relationship. The good news is that God had a plan to repair that broken relationship. He sent Jesus, His only begotten Son to be a sacrifice for all who would believe. Now with faith and belief in Jesus as our Savior we become joint heirs with Christ as brothers and sisters. Then and only then do we become children of God. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12), "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:15-17). So you see, not everyone is a child of God. And not by God's choice, but by our own. He gives us freewill, that we may choose Him and love Him as He loves us. If only everyone would choose Jesus!
6/26/2016 09:21:03 pm
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome a new brother in Christ. One of my dearest friends has made the best decision of his life. He has invited Jesus to be the Lord of his life. I ask all my brothers and sisters, wherever you are, to join me in prayer for our new brother and the start of a new journey with Christ. Love you brother!!
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