But although the world was made through him, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. Even in his own land and among his own people, he was not accepted. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan—this rebirth comes from God. John 1:10-13 NLT
The Right to Become a Child of God
Isn’t it ironic that the world does not recognize her Creator? Don’t ever underestimate the power of sin to deceive and blind the soul. It so darkens the mind of man that he can’t even see He who made him.
To all who recognize Jesus and believe in Him as the Savior of life, He gives them the right to become children of God. We have no right to claim to be children of God apart from a personal relationship with Christ. He alone has the authority and ability to make us children of God.
Born Into God’s Family
No one can become a child of God through human effort. We are not children of God as by-products of human passion. We are not born Christians and we do not become Christians as a result of our efforts, no matter how sincere we may be.
Our acceptability by God is solely determined by Him. He alone can save us. He alone can forgive us and purify our hearts and make us acceptable to Him. He alone can impart the righteousness of Christ upon our souls and make us a part of His family. He alone can change us from slaves of sin to servants of God. He alone can open the doors of heaven and let us in.
You are a child of God if Jesus is your personal Savior. You are born into God’s family through the blood of Jesus shed for you at Calvary. There is no other way that you can belong in God’s family. He is THE way, THE truth, and THE life. No one can come to the Father except through Him.
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Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim has now authored many books which include a series of devotional books which cover every book of the Bible and several books on marriage and one on getting ready for marriage, Premarital Quips.