The author of the No. 1 inspirational book in America, “The Divine Secret,” claims God is having literal offspring, and the phrase “children of God” that fills the New Testament means exactly what it says.
Joe Kovacs, a Bible-believing Christian, was just interviewed by the Good News magazine, and was asked by reporter Jerold Aust, “Who are the children of God? What makes them so, or is this simply in-house religious talk?”
Kovacs responded, “If you just look at the natural world around us, you realize that everything reproduces. They have children or offspring after their own kind. I mean, the children of giraffes are giraffes. The children of cats are cats. And what are the children of God? You know people have to come to that conclusion: we’re not here for no good reason. The Bible calls us ‘the OFFSPRING of God.’ (Acts 17:29) It uses the word offspring.
“God is having offspring. And countless times, you will see the phrase ‘children of God’ or ‘sons of God’ in the Bible. In fact, in the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.’ Paul says in Romans 8:14, ‘For as many are as led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.’ I show you many more verses in ‘The Divine Secret’ but over and over again, the Bible calls us ‘sons of God,’ ‘children of God.’ He (God) says ‘I will be your Father and you will be my sons and daughters,’ (2 Corinthians 6:18), so Jesus is not the only son of God. He’s the only begotten Son of God from the way He came into the Earth, but God wants all of us to be sons of God and children of God.”
Aust noted, “The thing that struck me when I read that again, this could seem a rather bold statement for your readers to consider: How can infallible, puny human beings who need nourishment, who need sleep, how can they even be considered to be equal with angels eventually, or be angels, let alone to be born into the divinity of God, to be divine?”
Kovacs explained, “Right now, in our current form, we’re not there yet, so I don’t want to boost anybody’s ego and make them think that they are the bomb because it’s simply not the case yet. We are, in our current state, sinful beings who are all disobedient to the ways of God. But God is calling us out of that and He wants us to be part of His family.
“We are being trained right now to get our act together … stop breaking God’s laws and become, as the Bible says, ‘partakers of the divine nature.’ I didn’t put that phrase in the Bible. It’s already in the Bible from the apostle Peter. He says that ‘you may be partakers of the divine nature.’ (2 Peter 1:4) We’re actually going to take on God’s own divine nature … in the future … if we stop our sinning and give our life to God, and He has promised that He will raise us from the dead, give us eternal life, and we’ll be part of the divine family.”
A four-minute audio clip of the interview can be heard below:
In his online review of the book, Aust writes:
"'The Divine Secret' is a unique narrative about why you were born. The many responses Joe Kovacs received from his previous Amazon.com bestseller, 'Shocked by the Bible,' moved him to write this seminal sequel to a world starving for the awesome and untold truth that reveals our phenomenal destiny. He writes about our future without bias, letting the Bible speak for itself.
"From revealing the divine secret, to the resurrection, to the coming kingdom of God, Kovacs uses witty prose to make plain God's ultimate purpose for human beings. 'The Divine Secret' is aptly named: God's divine secret, now suddenly revealed in all its glorious majesty. If you read this book with an open mind and open Bible, it can change your life for good, forever! I highly recommend this book."
In his latest work, Kovacs, a Bible-believing Christian and author of the previous No. 1 classic "Shocked by the Bible," fearlessly explores what Scripture itself calls "the secret that was hidden from everyone since the beginning of time."
"There's a divine secret that clearly explains the meaning of life and exactly what is intended for your personal future – and it's more sensational than you've ever imagined," said Kovacs.
"The Divine Secret" provides firm answers to the biggest questions of all time, including why God created men and women in the first place and what's really meant for everyone in the years to come.
It spans countless centuries of God's plan, from the deepest part of antiquity, long before the creation of Earth, to the second coming of Jesus and far beyond. It explores the underpublicized reasons why we exist, why life is so challenging, and what exactly you're meant to do once Jesus comes back.
"I'm amazed that so many of my fellow Christians simply don't know their magnificent and intended destiny," says Kovacs. "It's far more spectacular than just floating around on a cloud for all eternity doing a whole bunch of nothingness besides playing a harp. You'll be astounded by how much solid information the Bible provides right now about the fantastic future that's on its way."
"The Divine Secret" also reveals what will likely happen to the many who never heard God's truth during their lives – or perhaps were confused about it. That revelation, drawn from the words of your own Bible, is not what you probably think. It's most likely not what you've been taught – and it'll leave you absolutely stunned. It provides much-needed hope in a time when hope seems missing for so many.
On its first official day of release, "The Divine Secret" skyrocketed to the No. 1 rank in the inspirational category on Amazon.com and people who have read the book are unanimously giving it five stars, the highest possible rating on Amazon.
Some are even comparing Kovacs to the classic Christian champion C.S. Lewis.
"This book logically, sequentially, and simply lays out mankind's ultimate purpose, and every point made is supported by Bible verses," writes J. Claunch of Washington, D.C.
"Highlighting God's Old Testament words in red letters – typically only done in the New Testament – is but one of the 'filters' removed to clarify God's meaning and intent. In Joe Kovacs' words, he removes the 'blinders of man-made tradition [and] the influence of pagan religions' to reveal God's mystery to His people, using God's words from His Book, the Bible. Daniel 12:4 indicates that knowledge will increase near the time of the end, and this book will certainly increase knowledge for those who read it!"
Aimee Nielsen of Springfield, Mo., writes:
"Mr. Kovacs doesn't make the Scriptures do spiritual backflips to support a denominational or theological agenda. He just lets the Bible speak for itself. God used this book to truly change my life. Once you know the purpose behind things and the end result, life just gets a whole lot easier.
"Now, my children are asking me those same though questions like 'Where's Grandma now?' and 'What will happen to me when I die?' As a parent the biggest blessing came when I was able to answer their questions and they looked at me and said 'Wow ... mom ... Thank you. That makes sense!' I encourage everybody to read this book. You won't be sorry and your children might even thank you for it!"
A reader calling himself "Bookworm" is also thrilled, writing:
"Kovacs does a remarkable job of bringing the Words of Scripture to life with respect to the destiny of man. If you have ever wondered–and who has not? – what is the purpose of this vain life, then this book is a must read. It explains in compelling detail from the Words of Scripture why God created the earth and man to dwell in it and for what purpose.
"What is amazing is that what Kovacs characterizes in the title of the book as a Divine Secret is in fact a Divine Revelation. The key? Perhaps the key is not the secret itself but the methodology Kovacs describes in the introduction of his book: 'I do something surprisingly simple. I open the Bible, read the words on its pages, and actually believe them.'
"What an innovative way to look at the Scriptures. Simple. Profound. True. Actually believing and not just professing! What a concept! This book is for anyone interested in the truth of Scripture."
Even Christians in foreign countries are giving glowing reviews.
Says radio host Ken Hancock of Northsound 2 Radio in Scotland, "This is a timely book for an age when, sadly, many churches no longer see fit to tell their congregations about our glorious future as God's children. Joe Kovacs shines new light on ancient truths that once turned the world upside-down. If it be the will of God, through the words on these pages they will do so again!"
A special feature of "The Divine Secret" is that all personal comments from God are highlighted in red letters, even from the OLD Testament. This really brings to life God's incredible plan.
"I've never understood why people make most Bibles showing red letters in the New Testament only, when it's the same God as in the Old Testament," Kovacs said. "Seeing the Creator's personal remarks highlighted in the Old Testament is something every lover of God and the Bible needs to experience. You don't want to miss a single word spoken by our loving God, and 'The Divine Secret' helps provide the prominence they deserve."
In addition to clearly explaining the true meaning of life, "The Divine Secret" also investigates:
- The real nature of miracles
- More than one resurrection from the dead in the future
- What the Bible really means by "the kingdom of God"
- The future "quickening" spoken of in the New Testament
- The benefits of suffering
- "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars" have something very important in common with your biblical destiny
- Eating and drinking in the eternal kingdom of God
- Special abilities you can have in the kingdom of God
- The intriguing future of animals
- And much more!
"If you liked 'Shocked by the Bible,' you'll love 'The Divine Secret,'" said Kovacs. "This book finally puts the answers so many are seeking into clear and simple terms. When you finally come to grips with the fact the Bible actually means what it says, you'll understand the glorious truth about your purpose, and the purpose of everyone who has ever existed."
Joe Kovacs has spent more than 25 years in the broadcast, print, and online media, receiving awards for excellence in news coverage from the Associated Press and United Press International. A frequent media guest, Kovacs has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel as well as countless radio shows across America and the world, including "Coast to Coast AM."
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