How did we get into this relationship with God?
The following verses will help you understand what God says is now true of your relationship with Him. After you read the verse, the question that follows will help you notice what that verse says. (The little numbers in front of each sentence designate “verses” and is simply a numbering system created long ago to help Christians refer to specific sentences in the Bible.) John 1
12Yet to all who received Him [Jesus], to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. Q – How does a person become a child of God?
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A person simply becomes a loving child of Almighty God by believing with true faith. You might think that you chose to believe in Jesus, much like choosing a car to buy or choosing a political viewpoint. But the following shows God’s involvement in your becoming a Christian. John 15
16You did not choose me, but I chose you…
1 Corinthians 1
9God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. Ephesians 1
4For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. 5In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Q – In verse 5, what was God’s motivation for choosing us? God chose us to be loved and accepted as his his innocent children. Ephesians 2
4But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. Colossians 1
13For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, 14in whom we...