Question 33: Why is He called Gods only begotten Son, since we also are children of God?
Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God1; but we are children of God by adoption, through grace, for Christs sake2.
1John 1:14, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Heb. 1:1,2, Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it].
John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1Jn. 4:9, In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Rom. 8:32, He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
2Rom. 8:16, The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
John 1:12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
Gal. 4:6, And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Eph. 1:5-6, Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Question 34: Why do you call Him our Lord?
Answer: Because He has redeemed us, body and soul, from all our sins, not with gold or silver, but with His precious blood, and has delivered us from all the power of the devil, and has made us His own possession1.
11 Pet. 1:18-19, Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
1Pet. 2:9, But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1 Cor. 6:20, For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1Tim. 2:6, Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
John 20:28, And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
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