Hello everyone. I am Giannis Apostolos from the Kingdom of Heaven’s Adoption Agency. I would like to correct a misunderstanding about the adoption process. The truth is that all of us who believe in Jesus are children of God. The new birth is a real event, whose creator and fulfiler is God Himself: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13) Even for such a supernatural process, a seed was required and is still needed. Unlike among creatures, the seed that comes from God has no hereditary factors, or genes. It is, however, powerful to bring forth a new kind of life, even eternal ones: “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;” (1 Peter 1:22-23) Such a divine seed is received by faith through hearing. It is not received by religious act, such as baptism, or by tradition.
Then we go to the interpretation that has caused misunderstandings in some circles: “For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,” (Heb. 2:11) The conclusion drawn from this verse is as follows. The sanctifier and the sanctified are all originally from one, so that humans also have a divine gene pool within themselves. I repeat what I said earlier. Only creatures have DNA, not the Creator, for He is Spirit. Humans are not descended from some, mystical, heavenly god incubator. The natural process of birth takes place in the order ordained at the beginning of creation. Let each creature reproduce according to his kind. God has no need to multiply himself. Also Jesus, the son of a carpenter in Nazareth, was born from a woman’s womb. We have come into this world out of nothingness. The carpenter’s son existed eternally before Mary’s womb. He is the only one of his kind and was born into this world for a unique purpose: “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Heb. 2:14-18)
Heavenly Father has had a plan to adopt children for Himself since before there was heaven and earth. Prophets like Isaiah have prophesied of this divine plan, as did Paul, a true Apostle. He continues to set apart for himself those people who feel they are orphans. They have no place in this present world. They are strangers and aliens. He has promised to take good care of the adopted children who belong to him: “What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, ‘I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor. 6:16-18) Even in natural adoption, children don’t have the DNA of their new parents. In such families, children learn the customs and behavior of their new family. It’ s the same in God’s family: “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16)
Dear members of the Holy Family. Be content to be adopted children. The Heavenly Father will always be as far above His creatures as heaven is above the earth. I guarantee you that in his family, even the status of an adopted child is downright heavenly, beyond comprehension many times over. He already has a Son, the only one with divine DNA, if you can put it that way. We will become His likeness at His appearing. Invite everyone to join this heavenly family while there is still time left for adoption.
WIth adoption greetings