Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

No one is born a child of God. We become his children by adoption, which opens us a wonderful relationship of closeness to God as our loving father.

Key Points:

  • The LDS Church Teaches That People are Literal Offspring of God
  • The Bible Teaches That We Become a Child of God by Adoption
  • As God’s Children We Can Experience Intimacy with Him
  • As Children of God, We Obey Him on a Different Basis

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. When you were LDS, how did you understand what it means to be a child of God?
  4. Read John 1:12-13. How does this describe being a child of God differently from Mormonism?
  5. Do you think adoption is a good analogy to describe a relationship with God? Explain.
  6. How does the idea of adoption change how you think about God? How you experience God?
  7. How is the obedience of a child different from the obedience of an employee?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Clarifying Salvation After Mormonism series.