Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth
A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
God the Father desires to create a community of spiritual beings to whom He can reveal Himself, from whom He can receive the glory, praise, and honor due His name, and with whom He can give and receive love. This desire is being realized in His plan to create a spiritual family that He can love and accept in eternal fellowship. We are that family, and Christ is the firstborn (Colossians 1:18).
As members of God’s family, our need for unconditional love and acceptance is fully met. We are secure in God’s limitless love. Even when we were in rebellion against Him as His enemies, He demonstrated His love toward us “in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).