16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or
powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Ephesians 2:2-3New King James Version (NKJV)
2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works
in the sons of disobedience,
3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and
were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
John 8:42New King James Version (NKJV)
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me,
for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Galatians 3:26New King James Version (NKJV)
Sons and Heirs
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
John 1:12New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name,
He gave power to become children of God,
1 John 3:9-10New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
9 Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God’s seed abides in them;
[a] they cannot sin, because they have been born of God.
10 The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way:
all who do not do what is right are not from God,
nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.[b] ==============================
James 4:4New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?
Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
1 John 3:8New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
8 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil
has been sinning from the beginning.
The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
John 8:44New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father’s desires.
He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. When he lies,
he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Romans 8:14New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
Ephesians 1:5New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ,
according to the good pleasure of his will,
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”