In his speech at an American mosque a couple of days ago, President Obama repeated the ecumenical mantra that “we are all God’s children.” This is the popular, broad-minded, wide-is-the-way philosophy of our inclusive, pluralistic society.
But born-again believers in Christ would make the distinction that while everyone is created by God, only those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior by faith are God’s children. This sounds rather harsh to unbelievers but it’s the Lord’s message from His Word.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” – John 1:12
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15
Is it possible to be a Christian, a genuine born-again follower of Jesus Christ, and also believe there are many other paths to God? No. The two belief systems are incompatible.
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – John 3:3
Obama says all are God’s children in first visit to U.S. mosque
February 3, 2016