All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Dr. James D. Tabor chairs the Department of Religious Studies of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was chief editor of the Original Bible Project, an effort to produce a historical-linguistic translation of the Bible with notes. He is often consulted by the national media, particularly in connection with the Dead Sea Scrolls, and modern apocalypticism and millennialism. Dr. Tabor has been quoted by or appeared in such media publications and programs as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, PBS, and Frontline.
Dr. Tabor's recent books include: Why Waco? The Battle for Religious Freedom in America and the forthcoming Jesus Dynasty: New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2006).