We have now posted 4 times where I lead in prayer, posted on www.greatshalom.org, and on most podcast sites: iTunes, Blubrry, Sticher, for sure. Please let me know if you do not find it on Google Play or Spotify. Should be there, too, if recently.
Right. So, if sons of God exist, then how do we become a son of God? Isn’t that the most vital question? Right there in Matthew 5:48, Jesus tells us. Never have I heard this preached on. Never. Never have I even heard the question asked: how? by what method? But isn’t that the most important question?
So, what is the answer? How about looking right in the text and see Jesus’ answer?
Today we prove from the Bible that there are “sons of God” who are humans. We are looking for the Greek word for mature sons, “‘UIOS.” This word is normally used of Jesus. When Paul said we were adopted as sons, he was referring not to a family adopting a baby, but the Romans customer of a rich father announcing that his son was grown and now able to represent him business or affairs of state. Perusing other verses, we find sonship, meaning mature sons, as opposed to other stages of childhood. Sonship is Real.
Strangely, I have never heard a single message that was grounded in the Greek of the words for children/sons. This message is one. I ground the sonship teaching in the original text of the Bible. I prove that I know the original sonship doctrine. I build on it, in a straight, organized way.
Surprise! “King James Version” does not translate the various Greek words consistently. There are some places where ‘uois is translated children and where technon (teens) is translated sons. This makes a difference. Apparently, none of the many preachers of sonship I have heard have ever taken out the Greek text and gone through a study. Why? The founder of our movement didn’t read Greek. By the time it was acceptable to preach something different from what he preached, perhaps the idea of sonship was so “old hat” no one thought to do it? Because one or two of those verses might be so surprising as to transform lives?
Therefore, we might conclude that God has left it for us. Let’s get those revelations, apply them, and be transformed!
(This episode has no counterpart in Spanish. None of the Spanish episodes are mere translations of the English. )
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