Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1 John 4:9
by this was the love of God displayed towards us, in that God sent his only begotten son into the world, that we might live thro' him.
for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.
but herein hath God displayed his love towards us, in that Christ died for us, even while we were yet sinners.
he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, will he not with him likewise freely give us all things?
then it was that God, who is rich in mercy, thro' his great love, wherewith he loved us,
Be ye rooted and grounded in social virtue, that you may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of this mystery:
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
as many as are actuated by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
as he saith himself in Osee, "I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her, beloved, which was not beloved.
2 Corinthians 6:18
I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
for you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
he that overcomes, shall inherit these things: I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
if the world hate you, consider that it hated me before it hated you.
and thus will they treat you, because they have not known the father, nor me.
O righteous father, the world hath not known thee; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
for you are dead to them, and Christ has secured your life with God.