Are All People Children of God? Does every person regardless of background, religion or race have the right to call themselves children of God?
What does the Bible say?
Whilst it is true that the whole of mankind was created by God, however due to the fall of Man in the Garden of Eden, the Scriptures clearly differentiate between people who are children of God and people who are NOT God’s children.
According to the Bible only a person who is born again/Christian/saved is viewed by God as being a child of God.
Bible Verses About People Who Are Children of God
John 1:12-13 NKJV
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Romans 8:14-17 NKJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
1 John 3:1 NKJV
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
A person can only become part of the family of God when he/she genuinely makes a decision to believe & receive Jesus Christ as his/her Lord & Saviour (John 1:12, John 3:16).
A person does not become a child of God on the virtue that they are God’s creation but we become children of God by believing that only Jesus Christ gives us access into the family of God by the grace of God. (Ephesians 2:8, John 14:1-6)
God loves ALL people regardless of whether that person is Christian or non-Christian. However God loves us ALL so much that He sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so that whosover believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
Scriptural Names Given To Non-Christians
In the Scriptures, the non-Christians / non-believers are never referred to as being God’s children. Instead, non-believers are given other names which are as follows:
- Sons of disobedience – Ephesians 2:2 NKJV
- Children of wrath – Ephesians 2:3 NKJV
- Children of the devil – John 8:44 NKJV, 1 John 3:10 NKJV
- Friends of the World / Enemies of God – James 4:4 NKJV
Therefore, as long as a person does not become a born again Christian, in the eyes of God this person is not seen as a child of God.
Would You Like To Become A Child of God Today?
Galatians 3:26 NKJV
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Peter 3:9 NKJV
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
The love & grace of God is abundant and always present to allow any person to become a child of God. Therefore if you are reading this article and have never given your life to Christ or have never been born again – God is ready to receive you today as His son or daughter if by FAITH you will believe in His Son Jesus Christ and believe in the work that Jesus did on the cross by taking your penalty upon Himself dying on the cross in your place for your sins.
Salvation is TOTALLY FREE. It is a GIFT of God. You are saved by GRACE and not by your personal ability or works. You are saved because Christ paid for your sins. Do you believe? Believe in Christ today & by faith give your life to Him & become a child of God.
John 3:16-17 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
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