1 John 2:28-1 John 3:10 - God's Children

28 And now, little children, abide, I say, in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and may not be ashamed before Him at his coming. 29 If ye know that He is righteous, ye know that every one, who practiseth righteousness, is born of Him.

1 Behold then what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: though for this reason the world knoweth us not, because it knew not Him. 2 Beloved, we are now the children of God, but it doth not yet appear what we shall be: we know however, that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And every one, that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure.

4 Every one that committeth sin, transgresseth the law; for sin is the violation of the law. 5 And ye know that He was manifested, to take away our sins: and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, nor known Him.

7 Little children, let no one deceive you: he that practiseth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous: 8 he, that makes a practise of sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. And for this the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not practise sin, because his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doth not practise righteousness, and he who loveth not his brother, is not of God: