Become like little children
Image and Prototype
Saints in the Kingdom of God are similar to their Prototype.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: …
So God created man in his
the image of God
created he him;
male and female created he them.
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,
I say to you,
unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Turn to God and become His little children
To enter the Kingdom of Heaven turn to God and receive the Kingdom of God like a little child
It is necessary to assume that
absolutely all saints,
glorified by the Church, entered the kingdom of God as little children.
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Мк 9, 36
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted (ἐὰν μὴ στραφῆτε), and become as little children (ὡς τὰ παιδία), ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Мк 10, 14
1 Кор 14, 20
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and
he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Мк 9, 42
Лк 17, 1
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and
disciples rebuked those that brought
Мф 19, 13
Лк 18, 15
But when Jesus saw
he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children (τὰ παιδία
to come unto me, and forbid them not: for
of such is the kingdom of God.
Мф 18, 4
1 Пет 2, 2
1 Кор 14, 20
Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Мф 11, 25
And he took them up in his arms, put
hands upon them, and blessed them.
Мф 19, 15
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead,
neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels;
are the children of God (υἱοί εἰσιν τοῦ θεοῦ),
the children of the resurrection.