My response was this,
The reality may be even more startling. According to God's word we are like livestock, specifically sheep to a shepherd. We are dumb animals, incapable of truly understanding or being in true relationship with the Good Shepherd. Because of His love for us, He became the pure, spotless Lamb, sacrificed in our place, if we allow Him.
When we trust in Jesus' perfect work, we for the first time become the Children of God by adoption. I have written an article about what God's word reveals about the name "Children of God" here. We are God's creation. We are not literally and automatically God's children as Mormons' claim, but we can be when we come to Christ by faith. Jesus is not our spirit brother. He is our propitiation for those that trust in Him alone.
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