Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 10:26:41 EST

From: Steven Heffner 74754.517[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM

Subject: child of God

Here a a few biblical references:

Romans 8:15ff

"...When we cry 'Abba! Father!' it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with

our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs..."

I John 3:1

"See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of

God; and so we are."

But contrary to these New Testament uses, my grandmother (a Norwegian Lutheran)

used to use the phrase "God's children" to mean "Jews" or "Isrealites."