Does God Have Grandchildren?

Does God have any grandchildren? Often times we hear it said by both secular and religious people, “we are all God’s children.” It sounds good, but is it true? I don’t think so. The only way to become a child of God is by being born again through faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:1-16; Romans 8).
Mere religious tradition, regardless of its form, including “evangelical”, will not result in a person’s redemption, salvation or eternal life. No, the Gospel is not in eloquent words of philosophy or theology. It isn’t in religious ritual—liturgical, evangelistic or otherwise. It is in sprit and in power with signs following (1 Corinthians 2).
It is very possible to be “Christian” and not be “saved”. In other words, it is clear from scripture that a person can be morally or religiously motivated and still go to hell (Matthew 23, Luke 16:19-31, Matthew 7:20-23). In order to be saved we must be “born of the Spirit of God.”
Literally our human spirit which makes us different from all other created beings in that we were created in the image of God (John 4:23-24), must be resurrected from the state of being dead in trespasses and sin (Ephesians 2:1-10). This is a work of the Holy Spirit who enters into our life through personal confession and repentance of sin along with the act of faith wherein we believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead and we commit ourselves to His Lordship over our life (Act 2:38, Romans 5:1‑2, 1 John 1:9-2:2, Hebrews 4:1-16, Revelation 7:9-10).
If salvation is real, it will result in a radical change of nature and life (Romans 6). Though we don’t enter into sinless perfection, our spirit is suddenly alive with the presence of the Spirit of God, and we begin to exhibit a progressively pure lifestyle which is patterned after the life of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:15-18).
If you’ve never had a personal conversion or salvation experience, why not contact your pastor and ask him to explain from scripture how you can be born again.


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