Becoming a Child of God
Galatians 3:26-27 (KJV) says, "For you are all children
of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have
been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." All of us want
to be children of God, but it is our faith in Christ that leads us to
become children of God. This verse also tells us how our faith leads us to
be children of God. It says, "For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on Christ." The word for
as used in this scripture is a preposition, which means for the purpose of
or in order to be. Therefore, we are baptized for the purpose of or in
order to be God's children.
To be a child of God and part of His
family, we must be born into His family. Our Lord said in John 3:3, "Unless
one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven."
Then He tells us how being born again takes place in John 3:5, "Unless
one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of
God." When one is born again by
being baptized into Christ he becomes a child of God.
We might ask the
question, "If I had to prove that I was a child of God in order to
get into heaven, could I do it?" Only those who are God's
children will inherit heaven. In 1 Peter 1:4 we read "To
an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away,
reserved in heaven for you."
Are you eligible for that inheritance? Have you become a child of
God by being baptized into Christ? If you haven't then you have no
inheritance in heaven. You will inherit eternal punishment.
Why would anyone in their right mind not want to be a child of
Has your faith led you to be baptized, so that
you can become a child of God? If not then you are not a child of
To be a child of God, our faith must be a faith that will accept and do
all that the Lord tells us to do. It must be an obedient faith, because
God says in James 2:17,20 & 24, "Thus also faith, by itself, if
it does not have works, is dead." "But do you want to know, O
foolish man, that faith without works is dead?" "You see then
that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only."
We are not saved by "faith only". If
our faith is not one of action, it is a dead faith. A dead faith will do
us no good on the day of judgment. This is the only place in the Bible
that speaks of "faith only". Here it does not commend it, but
rather condemns it. It also refers to one who believes in "faith
only" as "O foolish man."
Questions Lesson 16
Becoming A Child Of God
1) (Galatians 3:26-27)) How does faith in Christ lead us to
become Children of God?
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By being baptized into Christ.
All people are already children of God.
baptized in order to be a child of God.
3) (James 2:17, 20, &24) One who believes in faith only is
A wise man.
A foolish man.
Going to be saved.
We are justified by faith only.
5) (James 2:17) Faith that has no works is
A dead faith.
A living faith.
A saving faith.
To be a child of God our faith must cause us to accept and do all the Lord commands.
7) (1Peter 1:4) Who will inherit a home in heaven?
All sincere religious people.
Only God's children.
Heaven is reserved only for God's children.