Romans 8:14 KJV “For as many are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God”
As we mature in our faith with God, then we leave the black and white of following religious laws, and we start following the leading of God instead. Those who are led by God are the Sons (and daughters) of God. We are also told that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17). That means that the law of life in Christ sets us free from the law of the sin of death. This means that we are in a relationship with God now, and that he is the rule maker, not the law. This means that he breaths life and meaning to the law, and we walk according to what he says rather than the law without the Spirit. This does not by any means mean that we can live in lawlessness, but it means that we are not confined by the law. How can that be? The mystery that we are told in the bible, the same place where religious law resides, is that following God leads to a fulfillment of the law (Matthew 5:17). However, following the law does NOT lead to a relationship with God. Am I lying? The bible itself tells us that (Romans 3:20, Galatians 3:11). This means that I am free to do all things, though not all things are beneficial (1 Corinthians 10:23), therefore if a person explains to me that they are free according to their faith to indulge in certain activities that are not highly looked upon by the church, I don’t judge them, and neither should you! Why? Because a person’s salvation truly is between them and God, and we are told this in Romans 8:33. Those who want to point out that they have a right to judge the church always leave out all the scriptures that warn against judging God’s servants, which far out number those that give them privilege to bring charge against God’s Saints. The reason why we should be so cautious when it comes to judging another believer is that true Godly judgement requires a genuinely pure heart. Many who judge are bitter, critical, and are not truly speaking in a heart of love and so they judge incorrectly in pride and are setting themselves up for judgment as well. A true Son of God is led by the Spirit of God, not the law, rather they become a living epistle of the law. Hallelujah! In order for a person to have assurance that they are a true son of God, they must truly seek him and also obey him according to the faith they have been given so that on judgment day they won’t be among the deceived who may be told to depart from God because he never knew them in truth.