Memorable Scripture: Son or illegitimate?

Hebrews 12:7-8 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

Brother Nathan Coon is responsible for this scripture in my memory.
I worked for him back in the early 1980s moving houses.
We would often take a break, sit down, and discuss the Bible.
He quoted this verse to me, although he used the KJV – “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”
He pointed out that even as Christians we sin. The difference is a Christian is bothered by sin.
The Christian is chastened, or corrected, by the Holy Spirit.
The Christian will repent and strive to not repeat the offense.
Our scripture today says if you can sin and not be bothered by it or repent of it, then you are not a child of God but illegitimate.
Remember, believers in Christ are not free to sin but freed from sin.

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