As the title suggests, we have two different types of children – the lost children and the children of the kingdom. The children of the kingdom are the ones that appear to be the good kids and the children of the first family appear to be the bad kids. The children of the first family pay a great price so that the children of the second family – the children of the kingdom can pretend to be a man’s first family. Here is what Jesus said about the subject. First of all, we have two different fathers; one is a step-father and one is the father.
- Jesus said in Luke 16:18, “Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” First of all both men think that they are kings because they can legally do something that God does not allow. Both men have split the first family into two parts. The first part, the man that puts away his wife and marries another, is the adulterous father. The second part, the man that marries the divorced woman, is the “step-father”.
- This scripture refers to the abused children of the first family by the hands of a live-in boy friend or a step-father. (Step-mothers can abuse the children of the first family too.) Matthew 18:7, “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” Matthew 8:11, “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
- Now, let’s talk about the children of the second family, the children of the kingdom. Jesus said in Matthew 8:12, “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” It appears that there is a penalty for replacing the children of the first family. God seems to have no place for these children in his Kingdom no matter how perfect that they appear to be.
- (Do not forget that a woman is never ever supposed to have children with a man other than her first husband. She is never supposed to have children with two men. I will address this matter soon.)