The Pope speaking – yet again – anti-Christian leftist globalist dogma
Who are the Sons and Daughters of God? According to the Pope, and most if not all elites, and even most preachers and priests, that would include all humans.
In a post-Christian west, it is understandable, but it is clearly not Biblical. For example:
Romans 8:14 NASB: “For all that are being led by the Spirit of God these are the Sons of God.”
Here, the context clearly indicates Paul is talking about believers, as believers, who have been given the Spirit of God, are able to live “by the Spirit” rather than “by the flesh” (“flesh” is the world system).
There are many other references. For example, the Parable of the Wheat and Tares in Matthew 13 by Jesus Himself, where Jesus describes those that do not belong to Him (do not believe in Him) as sons of the evil one.”
It is true that Adam and Eve were created as Son and Daughter of the Most High God. However, when they fell, they died spiritually, became dead to God, and were no longer son and daughter. This is why the Bible refers to “Adoption as Sons” in reference to the “New Birth” – the process of being “Born Again.” For example:
Romans 8:15 NASB: For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which we cry out “Abba, Father!”
Here, as in other places, the Bible makes clear that to recover or restore our place as a son or daughter of God, we must be “made alive” or be “born of the Spirit.” In other words, to become disciples and believers in Jesus Christ.
Otherwise, you are still a son or daughter of the evil one, also known as Satan.
This is Biblical Truth. Unpopular, to be sure. It indicates that the human race is lost unless they respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ – the great rescuer.
John 3:18-19 NASB: For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe in Him is judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Judged already. This is the state all mankind is in from birth. Thus, the requirement for a new birth, to be restored to a living relationship with the Most High God.
Moslems and those of other beliefs generally do not accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and are thus in the category “of the evil one.” No doubt there are exceptions – those that do believe in secret, for example. But for the Pope to use language that implies that all are saved, all are adopted as sons and daughters of God is a very clear indication that leftism and political correctness trump the Bible in his mind. What a sad day for the Catholic Church.
But then, we are deep into post and anti-Christian society in the west, and quickly falling into a new, Islamic dark age.