children of God

children of God

A term used by early Christians to mark their special relationship as “adopted” heirs of the promises made by God to Israel (Rom 8:16-17; Rom 8:21; Phil 2:15; John 1:12; 1John 3:1; 1John 3:2; 1John 3:10; 1John 5:2).

Rom 8:16-17

16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, ... View more

Rom 8:21

21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Phil 2:15

15so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in ... View more

John 1:12

12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,

1John 3:1

1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did ... View more

1John 3:2

2Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will s ... View more

1John 3:10

10The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love th ... View more

1John 5:2

2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

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