The Father and the New Birth

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As believers, we have all experienced two births: one as a child within our earthly family and another within the family of God.

God is like a mom in that he is responsible for our new birth. The Trinity does not have a mother in it, but the Father within the Trinity is the one responsible for our spiritual birth.

"Having determined it, he gave birth to us by a word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits of His creation" (James 1:1). 

Our spiritual birth, our regeneration, is all credited to God the Father. In effect, he is both father and mother to us, if you look at it from a human perspective. In the Bible though, it is the Father who is solely given the responsibility of the new birth. He uses our faith in Christ and the agency of the Holy Spirit to produce that birth.

We must realize that the most important thing about us is not that we are servants of God, but that we are the children of God. Not only because He says it is so, but because we really were begotten by Him to this New Life. Our status is settled forever. We are His and He is ours. We have experienced two births: one as a child within our family and another within the Family of God.

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