Are we all God's children?
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This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


Yes, we are all God's children.

Deuteronomy 14:1 View context

Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Psalm 82:6 View context

I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High.

Hosea 1:10 View context

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.

Matthew 5:48 View context

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 6:9 View context

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

John 20:17 View context

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God.

Acts 17:29 View context

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

No, only those that have faith in Christ Jesus are God's children.

Galatians 3:26 View context

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

No, only those that are predestinated to be adopted by Jesus Christ are children of God.

Ephesians 1:5 View context

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

No, only those that believe on Jesus' name are sons of God.

John 1:12 View context

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:

No, only children of the promise are counted as the seed of God.

Romans 9:8 View context

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

No, only sinless born-again Christians are sons of God.

1 John 3:8-10 View context

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

No, only those who are led by the spirit are sons of God.

Romans 8:14 View context

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

No, Jews that don't love Jesus are children of the devil.

John 8:41-44 View context

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.

Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

No, sorcerers are the children of the devil.

Acts 13:8-10 View context

But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Then Saul, (who also [is called] Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, [thou] child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

No, those who fulfill the lusts of the flesh and of the mind are children of wrath.

Ephesians 2:3 View context

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

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