The offspring of God

The offspring of God (Acts 17:29) are the children of God, but it is important to note which god we are considering. There are actually two gods: God the creator, and the devil, an angel who betrayed his creator (Is 14:12-15; Jude 1:6; 2 Pt 2:4). God’s offspring are born of the seed of God, and the devil’s offspring are born of the seed of the devil. The seed you receive determines to whom you belong (Mt 13).

The offspring of God in Acts 17:29 refer to those born of God. Psalms 82:6-7 says the sons of God were themselves called gods, but they will die like mere men (i.e. people of the world) because of their betrayal. Thus, the distinction between the sons of God and the sons of the world should be clear. In addition, Gn 6:1-3 distinguishes the sons of God from the daughters of men. God left the sons of God when they united in the flesh with the daughters of men.

Adam, who was created by God, became a living being (spirit) when God’s breath of life entered him (Gn 2:7). When the seed of God’s word enters the flesh of a person—represented by dust, clay, or soil—then that person becomes a son of God. This is why Jesus states in Jn 10:35 that people who receive the word of God are called gods. Since God is the word (Jn 1:1-2), and the word is God’s seed (Lk 8:11), those who receive God’s seed become God’s children. Receiving the word is the same as receiving God’s seed. If a person receives the word, then God, who is the word, is with that person. That same person also also receives the breath of life, which is spiritual life and light (Jn 1:1-4). As the breath of life (i.e. the word) enters a person’s flesh, his flesh is transformed into God’s image. This is how a person comes to resemble God (Gn 1:26-27). Again, those who receive from heaven the revealed words of God are truly God’s offspring. Those who do not have the word, on the other hand, are mere men—the people of the world.

These two types of people are separated at the end of every age (i.e. the end of the religious world). God, who gives life, leaves his people when they return to the flesh—when they unite with the people of the world. According to the Bible, when the sons of God returned to the flesh in the time of Noah, their lifespan was limited to 120 years (Gn 6:1-3).

Since that time, God has been working to restore his children. People can once more become children of God if they allow God the creator to enter their flesh through his word. When the word enters their flesh, their flesh is re-created—born again as a child of God. To be born again, we must receive God (Jn 3:5-6; 1 Pt 1:23). Receiving God is receiving his word because God’s word is God himself (Jn 1:1). The word is also God’s seed and God’s breath of life (Lk 8:11; Gn 2:7). We can live again as God’s children if we understand God’s true purpose and the logic of being born again.

Instead of being believers who pay lip service to God, we must all become believers who live out our faith. In other words, we must become God’s true children by being born again through God’s seed. It is only by doing so that we can enter heaven and acquire eternal life.

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