Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Children of God?
There is a misconception that all people are "children of God". Yes, all people were created by God, but all people are not children of God. A person becomes a child of God by being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in John 1: To His (Jesus) own He came, yet His own did not accept Him. Any who did accept Him He empowered to become children of God. These are they who believe in His name--who were begotten not by blood, nor by carnal desire, nor by man's willing it, but by God. And in Galatians 3:26-27: Each one of you is a son of God because of your faith in Christ Jesus. All of you who have been baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Him. The Bible also says: ...God sent forth His Son born of a woman, born under the law, to deliver from the law those who were subjected to it, so that we might receive our status as adopted sons.Galatians 4:4b-5