Category Archives: J.Ferris: Relationships

Adoption and New Birth

Clarification: At the root of the confusion of the new birth with adoption among believers is a preoccupation with the cultural baggage of the Roman period and world, concerning adoption, making it superior to birth where son-ship is concerned. This … Continue reading

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The First Commandment With Promise

Please note that this is not a promise made to parents in exchange for honoring their children. No! This is a promise made to children for honoring their parents. The promise is that, “it may go well with you, and … Continue reading

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Fathers and Fatherhoods

Jesus has said, “Call no man father.” Some time later the Apostle Paul bowed his knee to the “… Father from whom every fatherhood in heaven and on earth derives it’s name.” Apparently there are some legitimate fatherhoods, both in … Continue reading

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Flesh vs. Spirit

In our understanding of spiritual passion, we need to be constantly redirected away from the passion of romantic flesh and into the passion of the Divine Romance. In the Spirit there are no gender specific body parts. Words can help … Continue reading

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Relationships That Come From God – 2 Problems

Just as with the new birth, relationships that come from God are not a matter of human decision or husband’s will. That is, they are not calculated or contrived at a human level. They are born of Spiritual passion – … Continue reading

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A New Creation/Generation

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold , all things are become new.” 2nd Corinthians 5:17 We are speaking about a new generation populated by new creatures. Before we … Continue reading

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