Is it blasphemy for Christians to believe they are sons of God ?
Does the bible teach that christian are literal children of God ? This is what non christian and Muslims especially believe . But does the bible really teach that Christians are literal sons of God ? No What is a son of God according to the bible ? How does someone become a son of God ? By birth ? As God does not have any sons . God cannot make little gods . But when our Muslim friends listen that Christians are children of God they think . They say Christians believe they are gods also .
Someone becomes a son of God through faith . The word son can be translated a believer in God . Is it blasphemy for Christians to believe they are sons of God ? No as they are sons of God like little gods . They remain humans . Sometimes you had friends or family who call each other my son . In y family my uncle says to his brothers How are you my son . Is he his son ? No But it is an appellation of kindness .
Galatians 4 6 ' Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” ' God calls believers sons . As when one reflects Gods character they are children of God . Jesus said Who is my mother and brother but those who do the will of my Father in heaven ?
Jesus also said to Pharisees You are of your Father the Devil But can the Devil have children ? No , then it must mean something else than a men having sex with a woman and having children . It means the lying the stealing the pride shows that they belong to Satan . When one is honest, humble , sincere, loving , they show they are followers or sons of God
Genesis 6:1-4 ' 1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal ; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.'
Here we see also that son of God does not mean humans are gods and were born of God . It means character . A liar, robber, proud, selfish person is a son of Satan . Someone who is humble, honest kind is similar character to God . Let us understand that in the bible , the goal of God is to have human beings being brought back to the life of Eden . And having people like Adam and Eve . Honest, humble good . Jesus said learn of Me for i am meek and lowly of heart.
To go to heaven we need to be like Jesus or God . In fact this is the goal of being on earth , to be ready to go to heaven . It is not by birth, but by who we become through out life. As God sanctifies us, he removes sin from our lives . We do not become gods, we do not become sons of God in a literal sense, but in a spiritual sense . Jesus said blesssed are the merciful, blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the meek . Those people who God sanctifies will become children of God , or people who God has cleansed from sin . It does not mean they are gods . It means their character will be fit to enter heaven .
Romans 8:14 'For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.' Does it say those who are born from God are sons ? No it says those who are lead by the Holy Spirit and sanctified by the Holy Spirit become cleansed and fit to be called sons of God in a spiritual sense and not a literal sense .
Luke 3:38 ' the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.' As God created Adam we can say Adam is the son of God . It does not mean Adam is a little God . It means God is his creator . Like if you build a car, you are the father or maker of the car. It does not mean the car becomes a human being .
JN 1 12 ' Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God ' We see in this verse that people are not children of God , but they have the right , through their character and cleansing from God to become children of God . God loves us so much that it is a sign of affection to call us his sons . God knows we are not gods , but because of his immense love , he choses to call us sons . By adoption .
1 John 3:1-2 ' See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. ' Here we have a confirmation of that , that God s great love for us makes him call us sons .
Matthew 5:9 ' Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. ' Who we are makes us sons of Satan or sons of God . Satan cannot have sons . But when Jesus says to the pharisees that they are children of Satan it means their character resembles Satan .
Philippians 2:15 ' so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky ' Those who God cleanses and sanctifies , can become children of God . In the sense that their character becomes similar to God . As we have the Holy Spirit in us, then this transformation comes from God . And we do not sanctify ourselves. As God makes the transformation he has the right to call us his sons .
Galatians 3:26 ' So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, ' All those who sound like Jesus are his spiritual sons . So me those who belongs to a political party is so because of his beliefs He become identified with this political party . A catholic for example becomes so because of his beliefs . He can be called a son of the catholic church . Does it means that the catholic church, the building can have babies ? No it means the character of the person makes his a son of the catholic church
Father God thank you for your love, forgive our sins, give us the desires of our hearts.. Provide for all our needs ? Help us to find the truth and to live with you Give us please your righteousness in the name of Jesus amen .