Three kinds of “children of God” PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 October 2017 14:37

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… But to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, to them he gave the right to become children of God. They became children of God not because of human descent or desire, or parent’s will, but they were born of God...” (John 1:12-13, the Holy Bible).

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THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH REFERENCES TO “CHILDREN OF GOD”: Pursuant to the foregoing verses from which we derived our Life’ Inspirations in this column today, we are continuing our discussions over a subject matter that we started looking into in earlier columns, which are the five questions that must be answered by those who call themselves “children of God blood kin of the Christ”, (or, AND KNK, which means, in Filipino, Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo).

The first of these five questions goes like this: What is the “Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ”? Relative to this first question, we have to endeavor to understand that based on the “Doctrinal Teachings of the AND KNK”, it would be clear that God Himself put up the Church known as AND KNK, or, in English, the Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ Church, and the Bible has proofs of this fact.

Included among these proofs from the Bible are the different verses therein which mention the name of the Church. Can you guess how many times the Bible mentioned the name “Children of God”? Perhaps, if you have your Bibles with you, you can start counting now.

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“ANAK NG DIYOS”, 75 BESES BINANGGIT SA BIBLIYA: Based on my own count though, it would appear that the phrase “Children of God” appeared or was mentioned 75 times in the Bible. What are these verses? From the Old Testament, here they are: Genesis 6:2-4, Numbers 23:10, Deuteronomy 14:1, Job 1:6, Hosea 1:10, and Malachi 2:15.

From the New Testament, the verses that mention “Children of God” are the following: Matthew 4:3, 4:6, 5:9, 8:29, 14:33, 16:16, 26:63, 27:40, 27:54, Mark 1:1, 3:11, 15:39, Lukee 1:35, 3:38, 4:3, 4:9, 20:36, 22:70, John 1:12, 1:13, 1:34, 1:49, 3:18, 5:25, 10:36, 11:4, 11:27, 11:52, 19:7, and 20:31.

Too, from the New Testament, the following verses also mention “Children of God”: Act 8:37, 9:20, 17:29, Romans 8:14, 8:15, 8:16, 8:21, 8:23, 9:8, 9:26, 2 Corinthians 1:19, Galatians 2:20, 3:26, 4:5, 4:6, Ephesians 4:13, Philippians 2:15, Colossians 1:22, Hebrews 4:14, 5:8, 6:6, 7:3, 10:29, 1 John 2:29, 3:1, 3:8, 3:9, 3:10, 4:7, 4:15, 5:1, 5:2, 5:5, 5:10, 5:12, 5:13, 5:18, 5:20, and Revelation 2:18.

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THREE KINDS OF “CHILDREN OF GOD”: From these verses, we can readily see that there are three types of children of God that are being referred to in the Bible. The first type are the Children of God from the Old Testament, who came directly from heaven and who came down to earth to marry the beautiful women who were sired as children of humans.

The second would be the Lord Jesus Himself, our God and Savior who is God the Father, Son, and Holhy Spirit. Jesus however is referred to as the “Son of God” and not merely as “Child of God”. The third type are humans who are considered to have been born of God, so that they are given the right to become children of God.

In our succeeding columns, we will endeavor to discuss, by the permission of God, the verses one-by-one, so we can arrive at a deeper understanding about what, really, is “Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ”. Thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!!!

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