Monday, May 5, 2014

day no. 12,978: family ties‏

John 1:12-13

12 But to all who did receive Him,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born,
not of blood,
or of the will of the flesh,
or of the will of man,
but of God.
Those who do NOT receive Him do NOT have the right to BECOME children of God.
We are not born children of God. 
People often confuse this terminology with being created in the image of God. 
We all ARE created in His image. 
That is true. 
But being a child of God, spiritually speaking, is something that happens by adoption, not by birth.
If you are not REBORN by God, you remain outside of His family.

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