Who Are ‘God’s Children’?

As Children of God, we could do better. Alienation is not an option. I hope you enjoy this guest post and pause to think as so many of us did.


By David Ettinger

What Are We?
I’m sure you have heard someone say, “We are all God’s children.” The idea is that all men and women, regardless of gender, race, or country of birth are equal. In general, this is true; God makes no distinction among people in the physical realm.

But is every human being a “child of God”? Does anyone making such a claim have a right to speak for God on this matter? What exactly are we in relation to God? Let’s take a look.

What All of Us Are
Let’s first find some common ground. A correct blanket statement regarding the human race would be, “As human beings, we are all God’s creation.”

John 1:3 tells us: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” This is clear cut; all people are God’s creation. Colossians 1:16 concurs: “For in…

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