Jews do not accept the Messiah.... yet.
A child is a child, they are innocent, however... adults are not children and they are NOT innocent.
The bible recognizes only one kind of "sons of God" in the Old Testament and they are never human beings...
The bible recognizes a type of "son of God" or "child of God" in the New Testament and these are uniquely human, but.... they are also only those who follow Jesus and are known as Christians.
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
The children... not the adults, not the ones who can distinguish right from wrong. These cannot be called innocent.
Innocence saves you from condemnation by sin, until you hear the Gospel and are permanently washed in the blood of Jesus Christ by accepting it.
Most of the world has denied the Holy Spirit since most of the world has heard the Gospel and refused it... to refuse the Gospel is to deny the Holy Spirit.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
He gave us the right, the right is NOT innate in all of us as human beings, it only happens to those who receive Jesus Christ in their hearts.
Edited by Jor-el, 06 July 2013 - 04:50 PM.