Was I Not Born A Christian ?

think 7To use an often quoted comparison - if you were born in a garage would that make you a car ?

NO !  And being born in a "Christian country" or a Christian home, does not make you a Christian !

 

Psalm 51 verse 5 tells us the state in which we were born:

"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Ephesians 2 verse 3 says that we are :

" .....by nature the children of wrath....

Think about it --- did you ever have to teach a child to steal ? did you ever have to teach a child to lie ?  No ! Because it is in our nature ! We are all born in sin.

There is a false teaching going about that we are all the children of God. This is unbiblical. If (as stated  in the verse quoted above) we are BY NATURE the children of wrath, (and so it is), then we cannot, at the same time, be the children of God !    

To become a Child of God, a change therefore has to take place.

John 1 verse 12 states how this can happen.

"But as many as received Him (ie the Lord Jesus Christ ) , to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.

By repenting of your sin, by calling on the Lord Jesus to save you, and, by faith, receiving Him as your  Saviour, you can become a son, or a child of God !

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"Children of God, oh glorious calling !
Surely His Grace will keep us from falling !
Passing from death to life at His Call -
Blessed salvation, once for all.

Once for all, oh, sinner receive it !
Once for all, oh, doubter, believe it !
Cling to the Cross, your burden will fall -
Christ hath redeemed us, once for all.

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"Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
(1st John 3:1)

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