“Who Are the Children of God?”
No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the Children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:9-10
Jesus answered him, (Nicodemus), “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Jesus said to him (Thomas), “I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Some people are under the FALSE assumption that EVERYONE on the face of the earth, is a child of God. This is NOT FACTUAL, and I believe that a lot of God’s Word, the scriptures, explicitly tells us that. EVERYONE is a CREATION of GOD, but EVERYONE is NOT a Child of God.
First of all, in 1 John 3:9-10, we are told that: No one who is BORN of GOD makes a practice of sinning, this means that they DO NOT CONTINUE to LIVE in a sinful lifestyle. And the reason being is because God’s seed or the very NATURE of God abides in them. They CANNOT keep on sinning because they have been BORN of GOD. However, because we are in the flesh, we sin against God, but it is NOT a continual SINFUL LIFESTYLE. A TRUE Child of God will come under CONVICTION and REPENT of that act of DISOBEDIENCE, and then they will CONTINUE to STRIVE to LIVE in OBEDIENCE to the Almighty God. And because of this, they are KNOWN as the CHILDREN of GOD.
One evening a man, named Nicodemus, a member of the Pharisees, came to Jesus, and Jesus told Nicodemus, that “NO ONE can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again.” Jesus was NOT talking about being physically born again, but He was telling Nicodemus that in order to see the Kingdom of God, to become a TRUE CHILD of GOD, there MUST BE a SPIRITUAL BIRTH. Which meant that whoever BELIEVES in Jesus Christ, and will come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, would NOT PERISH in Hell, but would have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, and thus they will be called the CHILD of GOD.
Jesus, talking to His Disciple, Thomas, told him; “I am the WAY and the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father EXCEPT through Me.” If you are feeling uneasy and convicted about living a SINFUL LIFESTYLE, COME to JESUS, and be BORN AGAIN into the FAMILY of God. To do this you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST BELIEVE that; Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be BORN AGAIN and KNOWN as a CHILD of the LIVING GOD, and RECEIVE an ETERNITY in Heaven. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!