“…we, in turn, might receive the adoption as sons. Now because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of his Son into our hearts and it cries out: ‘Abba, Father!’ ” —Galatians 4:5-6, NWT
“For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons.” —Romans 8:14, NWT
How Does a Person Receive God’s Spirit?
“…because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit…” —Galatians 4:6, NWT
Are you spiritually adopted as a son or daughter of God?
If you are not adopted, how can you be “led” by God’s Spirit?
“For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons.”—Romans 8:14, NWT
Without God’s Spirit whom you receive through adoption, how can you claim to “please” God and “belong” to Christ?
“So those who are in harmony with the flesh cannot please God. However, YOU are in harmony, not with the flesh, but with the spirit, if God’s spirit truly dwells in YOU. If anyone does not have Christ’s spirit, this one does not belong to him.”—Romans 8:8-9, NWT