180 Symposium Publications

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

1-13-2012

Abstract

Biological births create second and third generations. A spiritual birth creates a child of God regardless of that person’s age or relationship to other biological generations. That’s why God has no grandchildren; only children. The second birth may lack obvious, tangible markers. Those who grow up with religious parents might not be able to name a date or place for their own spiritual re-birth. New environments seem more conducive for new-birth experiences. We need additional markers. Complications, misunderstanding, and power plays may arise when the first, second and third generations flatten into one generation called “Children of God.”

First Page

43

Last Page

46

Book Title

Generational Faith: Change and Consistency across Generations

Editor

Steve Case

Publisher

Advent Source

City

Lincoln, NE

Series

The 180° Symposium

ISBN

9781577569015

Acknowledgements

Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University

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