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    Q: #266. Is everyone a child of God?

By: Steve Shirley

    A: The Bible is quite clear that we become a "child of God" through faith in Jesus Christ:

(Gal 3:26) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

(Jn 1:12) But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

(Rom 8:14-17) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
*** If we have the Spirit of God, we are a child of God. We do not receive the Spirit until we accept Jesus Christ as Savior (Jn 7:38-39)(Gal 3:14)(Rom 8:9)(Eph 1:13-14).

     Every person on this planet is a creation of God because God has created every single thing (Rev 4:11)(Heb 2:10)(Rom 11:36)(Isa 42:5). In fact, God knew each of us before we were even born (Ps 139:13-16)(Jer 1:5)(Isa 44:24)(Isa 49:1). However, being created by God does not equate with being a child of God. Once we put our faith in Jesus Christ, then we become a child of God, being "adopted" into God's family (Eph 1:5-6)(Rom 8:15)(Gal 4:5-6).

     God (the Father) loves each and every person (Jn 3:16)(Rom 5:8)(Titus 3:4)(1 Jn 4:8-9) and He desires that every person would be saved (1 Tim 2:3-4)(2 Pet 3:9)(Ezek 18:23)(Mt 18:14), and thereby adopted into His family. However, the only way to the Father is through Jesus (Jn 14:6)(Mt 11:27)(Eph 2:18). Jesus is the mediator between God (the Father) and man (1 Tim 2:5)(Heb 8:6)(Heb 9:15). Until a person puts his faith in Jesus, the Bible distressingly says that "Satan" is his father (1 Jn 3:8-10)(Mt 13:38)(Jn 8:44)(Eph 2:1-2). In other words, until you become a child of God, you are a child of Satan.... Please join the family of God today if you have never done so! You can do this here.

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