Something I keep hearing and even seeing from those who push the social justice agenda and even those who consider themselves Christians pushing the social justice gospel is, “We are all God’s children.” To be blunt, No, we are not. That is bad doctrine that is causing a lot of trouble for the Church today.
“We are all different. Yet we are all God’s children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.” – Barbara Boxer
This statement is in total opposition to the Word of God. Yes we are all different, in many ways as God designed each person to be, but that doesn’t make us all God’s children. “But to all who did receive Him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or the will of man, but of God.” John 1: 12-13. There are thousands of people who acknowledge the concept of God, but don’t necessarily know Him and as these verses from John shows, to be a child of God, requires believing and receiving Him (Jesus), so no we are not all children of God. (Gal. 3:26, Rom. 8:16-17, 1 John 3:1. Rom. 5:10) Those who don’t know Jesus are enemies of God, not children of God. More specifically, the Bible tells us that those who don’t know God are children of darkness, of the devil. (1 John 3:10, Eph. 5:8). True followers of Christ are called to be separate from the world, which is the devil’s playground for now, we are to come out of the darkness and into the light of Jesus Christ by putting our faith in Him as our Lord and Savior, those who have done this are Children of God, they are our brother’s and sister’s, our family in Christ.
This quote I shared covers the wide space that many Progressive, Emergent Missional Christians spout, not only do they confuse the fact that we are all created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) with the false doctrine that we are all God’s children, they also don’t understand that biblical freedom is freedom from the slavery of sin because of the blood of Christ. It is not about worldly freedom. They have unbiblical concepts of justice and equality, but even more in their thinking that “We are all God’s children” it is these unbiblical concepts that unite us, but according to the Word of God, His children are united in His Son Jesus Christ. His life, death on the cross and His resurrection are what unite those who believe and receive Jesus. It is these who are Children of God. That’s it. StraightUp!
The mind set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom. 8:7-8 (Read the rest 9-11).