Theological Scriptures proving you have God’s Spiritual DNA
(Supplement for Sunday’s message, December 13, 2015)
18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
- The message of the Bible is not simply forgiveness of sins, but receiving the life and nature of God.
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
1 Peter 1:3
In his great mercy he has given us new birth
1 Peter 1:23
23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
- Born again.
1 John 3:9
9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
- Greek, Seed, sperma. Sperm of God.
2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
- Partakers of God’s divine nature.
- We participate in God’s character, personality, his makeup and his moral fiber.
- You participate in the divine nature when you know the promises of God.
5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
- Re-new-genes. You have new genes.