There comes a time, in future, that the sons of God will be revealed. Christians are as many as satisfactorily comfortable with those calling themselves Christians. This is despite the fact that there is a lot of confusion and misunderstandings of what Christianity entails. Paul stated that there would be a time that the sons of God would be revealed. However, the multitudes of Christians, as known to exist in the world, do not represent God’s children.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:18-19 NIV)
Paul’s statement reveals that true Christians are classified as those not having a good time on earth. Nevertheless, the persecuted ones are promised future glory, which signifies the reality of Jesus’s glory, at His second coming. Ordinary Christians, as currently known to be, in their great numbers, will not be among those that Christ calls His brothers. See (Who are the brothers of Jesus?)
There is a peculiar factor in Christianity, describing the existence of God’s Spirit in one. It is a question of how to receive that Spirit, and being certain of possessing it. After having received God’s Spirit, the person becomes content, and unwavering in pursuing God’s will. This was allegorically revealed by Jesus, in His conversation with the Samaritan woman, at the well:
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:10-14 NIV).
After having received the Holy Spirit, it is impossible to remain a victim of whims of falsehoods in Christianity. At the point of conversion, most people get fixated on those having helped them to see the light. They fail to perceive the significance of baptism in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. This is often mistaken with the idea of Trinity. However, the terms, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, simply signify the flow through which the truth is portrayed.
Everything emanates from the Father, accessed through the services of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is received after the convert would have grasped the significance of Jesus’s teachings. Anyone attempting to come in between, seeking to influence the believer, would be a charlatan.