Why you should never say; “We’re all God’s children.”
Generally when people make this statement, they really mean, “God created us all,” which is accurate. God is the Father of us all in the sense that God formed us and gave us life. We are not, however, all God’s children. First John 3:10 clearly describes those who have an intimate, personal, familial relationship with God: “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
Because God is a relational being, until we accept Gods gift of eternal life by confessing and repenting of our sins, accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross on our behalf, and surrendering our lives to God, we cannot be Gods children in the truest, most biblical sense of the word. We are just one of Gods created beings.
Following Jesus means striving to be like Him. He always obeyed His Father, so that’s what we strive to do. To truly follow Christ means to make Him your leader. Every statement and decision we make is filtered through His Word with the goal of glorifying Him in everything. To follow Jesus means we apply the truths we learn from His Word and live as if Jesus walked beside us in person. On your walk with Christ, make sure that what you’re saying truly represents what it means to be a believer. My thoughts about it anyway…