Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Catechism #1

Question: Who am I?
Answer: I am a child of God.

“We are all children of God.”

That is a remark I hear made many times, but it is not true for everyone. We are not all children of God. We are all His creations, but not all are His children.

As the Creator, God is the one who formed us in the womb (Psalm 139:13, Jeremiah 1:5). Just as God breathed into Adam’s “nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7)”, so He continues to form mankind today. But many of those whom God created have rejected Him as their Lord. They are not the children of God.

One is not simply a child of God by creation, but by adoption. The Bible teaches this concept of adoption into the family of God in John 1:12:

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

In order to become a child of God, one must believe on His name and receive Him as Lord. Catechism is for believers, so if that is you, then yes, you are a child of God. Spend time reflecting on what it means to be a child of the God of the universe.  

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