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For indeed they cannot die again; they are like angels, and are sons of God through being sons of the Resurrection.
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir also through God's own act. But at one time, you Gentiles, having no knowledge of God, were slaves to gods which in reality do not exist. Now, however, having come to know God--or rather to be known by Him--how is it you are again turning back to weak and worthless rudimentary notions to which you are once more willing to be enslaved?
"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that every one who commits sin is the slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain permanently in his master's house, but a son does. If then the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed.
You have not for the second time acquired the consciousness of being--a consciousness which fills you with terror. But you have acquired a deep inward conviction of having been adopted as sons--a conviction which prompts us to cry aloud, "Abba! our Father!"
See what marvellous love the Father has bestowed upon us--that we should be called God's children: and that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us--because it has not known Him. Dear friends, we are now God's children, but what we are to be in the future has not yet been fully revealed. We know that if Christ reappears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.
Yet there was always the hope that at last the Creation itself would also be set free from the thraldom of decay so as to enjoy the liberty that will attend the glory of the children of God.
so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world,
Dear friends, we are now God's children, but what we are to be in the future has not yet been fully revealed. We know that if Christ reappears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus;
There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.
for all of you are sons of Light and sons of the day. We belong neither to the night nor to darkness.
and if children, then heirs too--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ; if indeed we are sharers in Christ's sufferings, in order that we may also be sharers in His glory.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are indeed true descendants of Abraham, and are heirs in fulfilment of the promise.
in order that having been declared righteous through His grace we might become heirs to the Life of the Ages in fulfilment of our hopes.
In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,
For both He who sanctifies and those whom He is sanctifying have all one Father; and for this reason He is not ashamed to speak of them as His brothers; as when He says: "I will proclaim Thy name to My brothers: in the midst of the congregation I will hymn Thy praises;"
"Who is my mother?" He said to the man; "and who are my brothers?" And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers. To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."
For those whom He has known beforehand He has also pre-destined to bear the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Eldest in a vast family of brothers;
And for this purpose it was necessary that in all respects He should be made to resemble His brothers, so that He might become a compassionate and faithful High Priest in things relating to God, in order to atone for the sins of the people.
As for us, we know that we have already passed out of death into Life--because we love our brother men. He who is destitute of love continues dead.
We love because God first loved us. If any one says that he loves God, while he hates his brother man, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother man whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Then I heard a loud voice speaking in Heaven. It said, "The salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God have now come, and the sovereignty of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been hurled down--he who, day after day and night after night, was wont to accuse them in the presence of God.
You are therefore no longer mere foreigners or persons excluded from civil rights. On the contrary you share citizenship with God's people and are members of His family.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us labour for the good of all, and especially of those who belong to the household of the faith.
How faithful He was to Him who appointed Him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house! For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, in so far as he who has built a house has higher honour than the house itself. For every house has had a builder, and the builder of all things is God.read more.
Moreover, Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant in delivering the message given him to speak; but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
- Adoption Entitles To An Inheritance
- Adoption, Results Of
- Believers As Sons Of God
- Child Of God
- Christ's True Family
- Christians, Names Of
- God, Fatherhood Of
- Heaven, Inheritance Of
- Inheritance, Spiritual
- Names And Titles For The Christian
- Participation, In Christ