Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I have changed the words "sons of God" to "children of God" in the following four passages.  You might say that they are from the SLV (Skip's Lighthouse Version).  There are many places where the words "children of God" appear in the KJV (King James Version); here are just a few (Mt. 5:9; Lk. 20:36; Jn. 11:52; Rom. 8:16, 21; 9:8; Gal. 3:26; 1 Jn. 3:10; 5:2).  These four passages give much insight into what it means to be a child of God.

*  John 1:1-3, 10-14 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The Same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made....He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.  He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His name:  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

*  Romans 8:9-13 - "But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He Who raised up Christ from the dead shall also make alive your mortal bodies by His Spirit Who dwells in you.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  For if you live after the flesh, you shall die:  but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God."

*  Philippians 2:13-16 - "For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.  Therefore, do all things without murmuring and disputing:  that you may be blameless and harmless, the children of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; holding forth the Word of Life...."

*  1 John 3:1-3 - "Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God:  therefore the world knows us not, because it knew Him not.  Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.  And every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure."
Believing in Jesus as your Lord, results in your being adopted by God Almighty!

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