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In the verse you quoted, John 1:12-13, the Greek words for "children of God" is "tekna Theou." (Notice that "tekna" is always referring to "little children.") Contrast this with John 3:16 which uses "monogene huion" or "only Son." The term "monogene" being the one containing the notion of "the only offspring" or "the only begotten one." (Also, anywhere ...


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George MacDonald confronted the same dilemma in his Unspoken Sermons (Abba, Father!). When a heart hears — and believes, or half-believes — that it is not the child of God by origin, from the first of its being, but may possibly be adopted into his family, its love sinks at once in a cold faint: where is its own father, and who is this that would adopt ...


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Yeshua is he only begotten son of God. Christians are called "begotten" sons when the only begotten son dwells in them. Paul said: For those who have been baptized in the name of Christ have been clothed with Christ. (Galatians 3.27) And John said: Whoever is born of God does not commit sin because God's Seed is in him; and he cannot sin because he ...


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Galatians 1:15-18 (ESV) But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and ...


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I would answer your question/questions this way. The book is framed by Paul by basically asking the question who is going to lead us? The Spirit through Christ, or the Law through flesh? It is one or the other, they are mutually exclusive (Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then ...


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Since there are really two questions here, let me address them separately. Do we put "Faith" in Jesus, Yes. One thing to remember is that in the book of Galatians, Paul is primarily responding to those who are trying to take the basic Gospel: believe in Christ and repent of your sins, and add circumcision as a requirement for salvation. Because Paul ...


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Colossians 1;17 And he is before all things and by him all things consist. We are a most feeble lot on our own, with Christ nothing is impossible. 2 Corinthians 4;7,11,16 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 11 For we which live are ...


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I love this question!!! I admit, when I first read your question, my immediate thought was that they are two separate metaphors. But I was checked immediately--we really are born spiritually into God's family. We really are adopted as his sons. Having thought about it some more, I offer this solution: Luke 3:38 reads, "the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, ...


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In order to answer your question we must first determine what Sons of God refers to. The answer to that goes back to Genesis chapter 6. Genesis Chapter 6:1 through 7 KJV 1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were ...



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