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  THE COVENANT OF GOD anc Children of Believers
God does not merely put the children of believers in a more advantageous position, so as to make it likelier that they will be saved; but He establishes His covenant with them, so as to be their God.
The history of the conversion of the penitent thief and of Saul is not the norm for elect children born and reared in the covenant.
God is the trust of the covenant child, as the rule, from his or her youth (v.5), for God has taught him or her from youth (v.
www.rsglh.org /covenant.of.god.and.children.of.believers.htm   (7178 words)

 Children of God
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” We are naturally children of flesh, not children of God.
We have to be born of God to be children of God.
The inheritance that we have as children of God is the kingdom of God.
www.geocities.com /revmdavis/04-25-04.html   (2557 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: The Family (Children of God)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A local reporter calling the group the "Children of God" led to their adopting this name, and in one of the spoken prophecies by a member, he referred to Berg as Moses, which is how he took the names Moses, Moses David, and Mo (Melton 1986: 155).
Berg speculated that God had made children able to marry and reproduce at a young age because it was not inherently wrong and suggested that the traditional "child bride" marriages performed in many past cultures was not a deviant practice.
The children exhibited no signs of abuse and an Appeals Court judge berated the lower courts for the treatment children and adults received and the broaching of their constitutional rights in the proceedings.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Family.html   (7091 words)

 Children of God - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Children of God consists of a rapper, Anonymous Voice, and a lady singer, Gods Kiss.
Gods Kiss is a lady singer blessed with a beautiful voice that she also uses for rap sometimes.
Children of God hope that they can be participating in being a counterweight to that.
music.download.com /childrenofgod/3600-8435-100391261.html   (912 words)

 Talking to Children about God (Rossi)
For Elijah, God's voice was not present in the strong wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire.
God's voice was not clear in these dramatic and sensational events.
God lives and speaks to us within all reality, but is especially clear in the beckoning of our children.
www.theologic.com /oflweb/inchurch/talkgod.htm   (1609 words)

 God's Children: Welcoming Children to Worship
Children and youth are encouraged to volunteer as acolytes and in the church nursery.
Children must be afforded the opportunity to affirm the wonderful gift of their baptism, on an ongoing basis, together with the whole people of God.
Children love a parade and may be invited to participate in seasonal processions bearing noisemakers, banners of their own manufacture, streamers, as at Easter, for example.
www.worship.ca /docs/godkids1.html   (6061 words)

 Are we all God's children, or only Christians?
Answer: The Bible is clear that all people are God’s creation (Colossians 1:16) but that only those who are born again are children of God (John 1:12: John 11:52: Romans 8:16: 1 John 3:1-10).
Jesus said “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me” (John 8:43).
We become children of God when we are saved because we are adopted into God’s family through our relationship with Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:5-6; Ephesians 1:5).
www.gotquestions.org /all-God-children.html   (190 words)

 Amazon.com: Children of God (Ballantine Reader's Circle): Books: Mary Doria Russell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Children of God is the sequel to Mary Doria Russell's 1996 The Sparrow, which saw a Jesuit mission to the planet Rakhat end in disaster.
While perhaps Children of God is not as original as The Sparrow, it is not (I am relieved to say) a disappointment.
There are weaknesses in the Children of God that are largely tied to the Earth side of the story.
www.amazon.com /Children-God-Ballantine-Readers-Circle/dp/044900483X   (1983 words)

 Our Children - God's Children
That is: the children themselves are possessors of this kingdom; the kingdom is their's.
This love for the family "believers and their children" is enshrined by God into a normative pattern for Himself in the promise He voiced to Abraham.
Certainly, those little ones need to be taught Who their God and Father is. But it is not true that they don't really yet belong to God, or belong to God in a lesser sense, until the day they actually themselves believe in the Lord and profess the faith.
spindleworks.com /library/bouwman/children.htm   (3070 words)

 The Family's History -- From the Children of God to the Family of Love
If you are interested in third-party scholarly publications or information on The Family or the Children of God, and their history, please click here.
At the end of 1969, when the group had grown to about 100 members, it was dubbed "The Children of God" by the news media.
In early 1978 The Children of God was formally dissolved and a new group, The Family of Love, with a new organizational structure, was formed.
www.thefamily.org /about/history.php   (333 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Children of God movement was started in the late 1960s by David Brandt Berg, a former Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor.
On Moratorium Day, October 31, 1970, COG members from the Thurber group parked their bus next to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and made a dramatic appearance wearing sackcloth and carrying Bibles, to "witness Christ" among university students.
By 1971 the Children of God claimed a membership of 4,000 in every state in the Union, mostly teen-agers and people in their early twenties.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/irc1.html   (676 words)

 Children of God - XFamily - Children of God
In 1969, when the cult currently known as "The Family International" had grown to about 100 members, they were dubbed the "Children of God" (or COG) by the news media.
Until then they had been known as Teens for Christ, but the name stuck and was soon adopted as their official title.
By 1972, there were 130 Children of God colonies scattered throughout the world.
www.xfamily.org /index.php/Children_of_God   (144 words)

 Raising Children:  Reflections from over the Hill
As with most children, Lydia had her ups and downs as she navigated the sometimes blustery seas of American adolescence; however, she always remained loyal to the Lord Jesus.
God commanded Abraham to circumcise both Ishmael and Isaac in Genesis 17, yet Ishmael remained a lost man; it was with Isaac alone that God established his covenant.
In some traditional Protestant circles, a judgment of charity is stretched into a presumption of regeneration, and children are encouraged to believe that they are true Christians unless there is clear evidence to the contrary, such as their apostatizing from the Church.
www.rbvincent.com /BibleStudies/raising_children.htm   (2556 words)

They are a favorite target of the counter-cult movement who attack its unorthodox theological beliefs.
They are also attacked by the anti-cult movement who accuse it of mind control and criminal sexual practices involving children.
William Sims Bainbridge, "The Endtime Family: Children of God," State University of New York Press, (2002).
www.religioustolerance.org /fam_love.htm   (433 words)

 Sabbath Church of God
We are a fellowship of believers who are earnestly endeavoring to hold fast to God’s truth, as we undertake to live lives of caring concern for one another.
We are begotten Children of God, and look forward to being born spiritually into the Family of God.
The work of God is believing the guiding principles of Jesus and the good news He brought to us concerning the soon to be established kingdom of God.
www.childrenofgod.net   (448 words)

 Reading Group Guide | CHILDREN OF GOD by Mary Doria Russell
Strikingly original, richly plotted, replete with memorable characters and filled with humanity and humor, Children of God is an unforgettable and uplifting novel that is a potent successor to The Sparrow and a startlingly imaginative adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell's special literary magic.
This story forces us to face the task of accepting the less theological and more ethical possibility that God may be merely an idea, yet one that still drives a people to live like children of God who place as much faith in a universal family as they do in the divine.
Children of God engages readers with Russell's provocative themes because it is a fine novel, with a compelling plot, intriguingly complex characters and enough poetry in the writing to convey the heartbreaking tragedy that even the best-intended actions can cause."
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides/children_of_god.asp   (1410 words)

 CHILDREN OF GOD!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We are a small, mutual-ministry church located in rural, northeastern Oregon and dedicated to spreading the message of God's love to all people.
The Words Of Eternal Life is devoted to the study and teaching of God's Word.
My desire is to serve you the "Milk & Meat" of God's Word "For Your Spiritual Growth." On this site you'll find many good, clear, and concise articles on a variety of topics as well as numerous study resources to aide you in your walk.
c.webring.com /hub?ring=childrenofgod2   (669 words)

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Sometimes parents are hesitant to talk to their children about their faith because they are conscious of their own failures.
The Bible says that parents are the special teachers God has chosen to teach their little ones about Him.
Be open with your children about your relationship with the Heavenly Father and depend on God to help you.
www.cbn.com /family/Parenting/MomMoments05_teach.aspx   (367 words)

 Amazon.fr : Teaching Your Children About God: A Modern Jewish Approach: Livres en anglais: David J. Wolpe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Convinced that "a spiritual education is as important to a full life as an intellectual and emotional education," Wolpe, a rabbi and the author of In Speech and Silence (LJ 9/15/92), offers a sensitive and informed guide to explaining God to children from ages four to 14.
He asserts that "belief in God affects self-esteem, and searching for God together can help draw a family close." Questions about God come "fast and furious" from young children: questions about who and what God is, what God expects of us, how we can reach God, and why seemingly senseless things happen despite God's existence.
Even though families may not come up with definitive answers about life, death, joy, sorrow, and God, posing the queries is the first step on a fascinating journey that parents and children will want to share.
www.amazon.fr /Teaching-Your-Children-About-God/dp/0060976470   (484 words)

 God-Centered Children's Curriculum
Therefore, we want children to become so acquainted with the Word of God that they treasure Him alone as the One who saves and satisfies the heart.
The goal of our curriculum is to fuel spiritual desire in children by exalting the greatness and worth of God and His glorious work through Christ.
We invite you to take part in a bold new vision for children's ministry; a vision greater than the routine of recruiting volunteers and planning activities; a vision that recovers the Biblical mission for children's ministry: exalting God as the source, means, and purpose of all things.
www.childrendesiringgod.org   (278 words)

 Children of God
The founder of the Children of God was a former Christian and Missionary Alliance minister, who began reaching out to Hippies.
Berg "retired" in 1970 and since that date this organization has been run by "letters" from their prophet, which they place on a par with the Bible.
The recruiters from the Children of God (Family of Love) concentrate on lonely young people.
www.macgregorministries.org /cult_groups/children_of_god.html   (515 words)

 Teaching Our Children about God - Christian-Homemaking.com.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Do you talk with your children about God on a daily basis?  God is as real to our children as we make Him.  Tell your children how God is working in your life.  Point out how He is working in their lives.  Use everyday situations as teaching tools.
When they are old enough, say seven or eight, you can share specific passages with them when they are struggling in a particular area of their character.  By applying the Word of God to their hearts you help them to respect God's Word and to learn early in life that His Word has relevant meaning.
www.christian-homemaking.com /aboutGod.html   (584 words)

 Children of God
Beloved, we are God's children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;
www.columbia.edu /cu/augustine/a/divfil.html   (2625 words)

 PC(USA) - Women's Ministries, We're All God's Children
We might think of children dressing up in their parents' clothes—blazers and high heels, a tie and a string of pearls.
It means "gender distinctions have lost their power to divide and oppress."5 Certainly circumcision is a big gender distinction—it singles out men as the holders of the covenant with God and women as "other" and even outsiders to the covenant with God.
She is answering a call to serve God in a particular function in the office of minister of Word and Sacrament.
www.pcusa.org /women/history-theology/reflections/godschildren.htm   (1382 words)

 MPR Books - "Children of God Go Bowling" by Shannon Olson
The author discusses Children of God Go Bowling with the Talking Volumes audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Now, in Children of God Go Bowling, we find Shannon in her mid-thirties and still besieged by reminders that her life is anything but normal.
With encore performances by Shannon's mother, Flo (called "one of the great moms of American fiction" by Garrison Keillor), and other indelible characters from Welcome to My Planet, Children of God Go Bowling is the heroic, heartbreaking, hilarious story of a woman making her life happen when it didn't quite happen for her.
www.mpr.org /www/books/titles/olson_childrenofgod   (336 words)

 Children of God - Christian resources, researched topics, and life-application
They are for the use of all people and feel free to contact the author for questions, comments or permission for use.
This is an in depth study of all ten commandments.
God is the one and only creator of the universe and He is the overseer of it all.
www.angelfire.com /tx/thehumbled/index.html   (1088 words)

 Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media | Children and God
Maria Montessori, the great 20th-century educational pioneer, observed that children have an intuition for religious life at an early age that is matched only by their capacity to acquire language.
Coles is a retired Harvard researcher and child psychologist.
Komp is a retired Yale pediatric oncologist and author of several books, including Window to Heaven: When Children See Life in Death.
speakingoffaith.publicradio.org /programs/childrengod/index.shtml   (146 words)

 All God's Children
At least eight times in the New Testament the Apostle Paul states that one person was responsible for the fall of mankind, and twice he named that person as Adam (Rom 5:14; I Tim 2:14).
Eph 1:22 "and (God) hath put all things under his feet, and gave   him to be the head over all things to the church..."
Using I TIm 2:12 to keep a woman in religious subjection is counteractive to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul.
www.freedomsring.org /allgods   (5952 words)

 Children of God - Cult information from cult expert Steve Hassan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Clinton In response to a White House performance by the Family Singers.
Professor Stephen A. Kent on the Children of God
The Children of God cult aka The Family by Sam Ajemian (book)
www.freedomofmind.com /resourcecenter/groups/c/children   (180 words)

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