The scripture for today, August 16 (8/16), is Romans 8:16 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
This is so similar to the scripture of a few days ago on how to know if the Spirit is living in us. We can use the same approach to determine how the Spirit teaches us that we are God’s children.”
Once again, John 14:17 says the Comforter Jesus sent us was the Spirit of Truth. And Jesus said in John 17:17, God’s Word is Truth. So, it is through God’s Word that we are taught how to become God’s children. We do not have to guess!
This is what is so wonderful about Christianity. The Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, Shamanist and many other religions leave the followers to guess because their “god” has given them no instructions. Ninety-nine percent of them believe they are not children of God and saved because they can’t be perfect, so have to be reincarnated thousands of times to try to be perfect. The Muslim religion says followers are slaves, and they won’t know until the Day of Judgment if their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds.
In all other world religions, followers never know if they are children of God and saved. Praise God! He has given us The Map, the Way ~ the Holy Bible, God’s Word in written form.
Such solace. Such comfort. Such reassurance.
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