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We are not all "God's Children"!

We are not all Gods Children.

 

     From time to time in social media there are statements made that make those hairs on the back of my neck stand straight up. Statements that for one reason or another sound true enough not to be questioned and in fact are often quite aggressively defended yet have little to no truth in them. In the past I've spoken about a few of those statements such as "God just needed another angel so He took your child" or "I know its not the right thing to do but I'm sure God will understand" or my personal favorite "Christians aren't to judge, it's in the Bible". Yet there is one statement that has caught my eye this past week in several post that were responding to the evil that took place in Orlando where an Islamic Terrorist killed 49 people. The attempt is sincere but the following statement distorts who my God is and is contrary to scripture. So here it is... "We are all God's Children". Really?? Are we all God's Children? Well the truth is no, we are not all God's Children!    

     You see there are only two ways that a person can be the Child of someone else. It is either by physical birth where a man and women come together and create a child or by adoption. There's just no other way! So let's look at the first way someone is another persons child, physical birth. Is there anyone alive today who is the physical offspring of God and the answer is no. Now this does exclude non-Christian groups including Mormons who do actually believe that their God and his celestial bride gave birth to your spirit before it was sent to earth to join the physical body your parents created. That only leaves being someone's child by adoption. So has everyone been adopted by God and the answer again is no. Now don't get being His child confused with being created in His image. Everyone is an image bearer of God, all are created in His image but that does not mean we are His Children. He has a process, a plan by which He will adopt someone. Galatians 3:26 gives the clearest understanding of who can and who isn't a Child of God. Gal 3:26 says "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus". You see the only people who can be called God's Children are those that come through Faith. To be a child of God you must accept Jesus as your Savior.    

     So the next time you hear this statement use it as an opportunity to share that everyone can be a Child but it's just not automatic.

 

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