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." Steven