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One Is The Loneliest Number
by Wayne Blank
"Heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ"
A child of a tiger grows up to be a tiger. A child of an eagle grows up to be an eagle. A child of a physical human grows up to be a physical human. What does a "child of God" grow up to be? What does The Holy Bible actually say?
First of all, humans who are granted salvation are not going to be angels; angels were created as God's servants, not as God's actual family:
"But to what angel has He ever said, "Sit at My right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet"? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?" (Hebrews 1:13:14 RSV)
So, what are "children of God"?
"See what love The Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Beloved, we are God's children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is." (1 John 3:1-2 RSV)
Fact Finder: Does The Bible say that Jesus Christ is the firstborn of many?