1 John 3:1
Think what love the Father has had for us, in letting us be called God's children, for that is what we are. This is why the world does not know what we are??ecause it has never come to know him.
But to all who did receive him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God,
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.
Righteous Father, though the world did not know you, I knew you, and these men knew that you had sent me.
If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
But God proves his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us when we were still sinners.
For all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's sons.
that creation itself would be set free from its bondage to decay, and have the glorious freedom of the children of God.
Will not he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, with that gift give us everything?
Just as he says in Hosea, "I will call a people that was not mine, my people, And her who was not beloved, my beloved,
2 Corinthians 6:18
I will become a father to you, And you shall become my sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty."
And if you belong to Christ, then you are true descendants of Abraham and his heirs under the promise.
to ransom those who were subject to law, so that we might receive adoption.
But God is so rich in mercy that because of the great love he had for us,
so that you and all God's people may be strong enough to grasp what breadth, length, height, and depth mean,
1 John 4:9-10
God's love for us has been revealed in this way??hat God has sent his only Son into the world, to let us have life through him.
He who is victorious will possess all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.