In the Book of Acts, Luke records the Apostle Paul speaking to the Athenias, saying, “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:29-31)
Paul tells the Athenians that we humans are all offspring of God – we all get our life from him.
This does not mean, however, that every human is a child of God. We see this clearly in the Gospel of John where he declares, “He [Jesus] was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Jesus made the world (did you know that? See earlier in John, chapter 1, verses 1-4) and He came into the world but most of the world did not recognize or receive Him. Those who do receive Him, however, by believing in Him, become the children of God – not born by human act, but by God’s grace.
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