Are you a blood kin of the Christ? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 July 2016 13:13

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight…” (Ephesians 1:7-8, the Holy Bible).

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“BLOOD KIN OF THE CHRIST”: Here is the official explanation from the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church as to why they call themselves as “blood kin of the Christ”: Being a child of God is no accident of nature, nor a desire spewing forth from a person’s lips.

It arises out of a person’s compliance with the process laid out by the Holy Bible itself. For a man or a woman to become a child of God, he or she must comply with that process and fulfill the conditions that the Bible has laid down before anyone can be considered a child of God.

This process and the conditions required for becoming a child of God are laid down clearly and concretely in John 1:12-13 of the Holy Bible. These verses say that a child of God is one who accepted Jesus and believed in His Name, and his being a child is not the product of the desires of the flesh, nor of human will, but by his being born of God.

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SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS: The AND KNK doctrine mandates that when a person has become a child of God, he is saved by the blood of Jesus, and his sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:7, Hebrews 9:14-22). Consequently, a person who has become a child of God becomes a new creation, because he becomes one (or is united) with Jesus, divesting him of his old sinful nature, making him a new person (1 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:6).

And his becoming a new creation is not just something that exists in the mind, because the Bible says, in Ephesians 5:30, that a child of God becomes a member of the body of Jesus. This statement could both be literal and figurative, and AND KNK believes that becoming a member of the body of Jesus, as Ephesians 5:30 says, is likewise a literal and physical event.

This means that a person who has become a child of God loses his old sinful body, as he acquires the body of forgiveness, the body of victory, or the body of redemption, which is the body of Jesus Christ.

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AND KNK MEMBERS ARE ALL BLOOD KIN OF JESUS: Now, vested with the body of Jesus, literally and figuratively, a child of God is faced with a necessary follow-up question: if a child of God already has the body of Jesus, will Jesus allow the blood of sinfulness (which is the blood of all men, as the Bible concedes that man is a sinner through and through) to still run through His body which has become the body, too, of a child of God?

The answer is clear: No, Jesus will not allow the blood of sinfulness to still flow through the body of a child of God. Instead, as Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:7 and Hebrews 9:14-22 are saying, it will be His blood that will run through the body of the child of God, because a body that is from Jesus will only have His blood running through it.

Finally, if it is already the blood of Jesus that is flowing through the body of a child of God, how then is the child of God related with Jesus? Naturally, this child of God will become the blood relative or, more appropriately, the blood kin of the Christ, because only blood is in both of them. This is why each member of the ANDKNK Church says they are “blood kin of the Christ.”

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