If it is true, as John affirmed, that men are even now the sons of God, there must be a degree in which that fact can be at once perceived and made practical by human beings. The great outstanding point in the apostle's statement is that man's divine sonship is a present reality, whether or not mortals are willing to acknowledge it or to make it the guiding influence in their affairs; and there must be a way by which men may come into conscious possession of that divine manhood, here and now.
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