July 19 – Romans 8:15-16; “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God”.
Today’s word study is ‘adoption’. You could literally spend months on this one subject in the Bible; it is a most useful study to you as a child of God. Show your Mormon friend why we are adopted, not literally the sons and daughters of God. They believe that their spirits came about through a sexual union between the heavenly father and ‘heavenly mother’.
Gospel Through the Ages, pg 96; “A Gospel truth which is as old as the human race and which appears in the theologies of numerous religions throughout history is that all mortals are literally sons and daughters of God. They were His offspring in the spirit world.”