We are to become dear children who imitate their Father. However, Satan and his evil society oppose the Family of God, including Their developing children. Loyalty to God, His way, his commandments are a test of one's profession of his or her conviction. Jesus indicated that we either must stand up for Him and His Family, or be denied by Him to the Father.
John Elliott pastors United Church of God congregations in southern British Columbia, Canada and in Burlington, Washington. He serves on the Council of Elders and assists with the Church's operations in East Africa.