Dear Natan: “We are children of YHVH.” (???? Really?)

Are we all sons of Elohim?

Sometimes statement are made on the comments section of this blog that are unscriptural and need to be addressed. The following is one of these:

We all are children of YHVH. Love one another as brothers and sisters. (Pastor A—)

On its surface, this statement seems like one with which no Bible believer could disagree. In reality, however, it doesn’t line up with the Scriptures for several reasons, which we will discuss below.

First, we must ask the question, who is the “we” in this statement? If it is referring to the entire population of the world—both saints and heathens, then it is a patently false statement that is contrary to the Scriptures including the words of Yeshua the Messiah as well as the apostolic writers, as we shall discuss below.

Next, if the “we” is referring to the saints, it is also false and doesn’t line up with the Scriptures. Yes all saints are “brethren” or brothers and sisters, but not all are necessarily the children of Elohim. For example, some of the “saints” are actually tares in the congregation of the righteous, which Yeshua will eventually uproot and toss into the lake of fire, as he taught in the Parable of the Wheat and Tares. The Bible also teaches that some of the saints will not make it to the end, but will become spiritually shipwrecked along the away. They will become spiritually aborted and will not make their calling and election sure; they will become apostate and fall by the wayside as Yeshua taught in his Parable of the Sower and elsewhere.

Even though John refers to the saints generically as “the children of Elohim” in 1 John 3:1, the apostle is speaking in the most positive and affirmative terms here (see also Rom 8:16; Gal 3:26). No human knows which of the saints will persevere and overcome to the end to become the actual resurrected and glorified sons and daughters of Elohim, and who will fail the test along the way and not receive their ultimate salvation—the glorification of their physical bodies and inclusion into the family of Elohim as his immortal spirit-children. Only Elohim knows this. The Bible is clear: some “saints” will fall by the wayside and turn away from Yeshua. Again, only those who overcome to the end will become the actual children of Elohim and receive the spiritual and eternal rewards thereof as Yeshua’s letters to the seven churches in Revelation chapters two and three make clear.

Now the Bible teaches that all the saints have the potential to become adopted (to use a Pauline term) into the family of Elohim and to become his spiritual children if they remain faithful to Elohim to the end of their lives having overcome the world, the flesh and the devil resulting in their name being written in the Lamb’s book of life. Not all of the saints will remain faithful to the end as overcomers, however. Those saints who make it to the end will receive their glorified bodies at the resurrection of the righteous dead at which time will they become adopted into Elohim’s family as his children, and not one second before! Many scriptures could be given to validate this truth, and we have discussed this topic previously elsewhere in more detail, but, for the time being, check out the following biblical passages: 1 John 3:1–3; 1 Cor 15:50–53.

Next we need to debunk the concept that all humans are the children of Elohim or “the brotherhood of man, fatherhood of Elohim” idea. That all humans are the children of Elohim is a globalistic, New World Order, all-religious-paths-lead-to-the-same-Elohim concept that is not only unbiblical, but is straight from the pit! It is true that all humans were made in the image of Elohim (Gen 1:26), but not all are his children. Some are children of the devil as we will discuss below.

The Bible clearly teaches that there are two categories of humans on earth: the children of Elohim and the children of the devil. The Scriptures couldn’t be clearer on this.

For example, again, in 1 John 3:10, we read,

In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of Elohim, nor is he who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)

Not only does this scripture state that two groups of people exist on earth, but it clearly defines who the children of Elohim are. They are those who walk in Torah-righteousness (Ps 119:172), which tells us how to love not only or neighbor, but Elohim as well (Rom 13:8–10; Mark 12:29–31). John puts a finer point on who the children of Elohim are by stating that they are Torah-obedient, commandment keepers in 1 John 5:2,

By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and keep His commandments.

Yeshua clearly states who the children of Elohim are, as well, in Luke 6:35, and he states that they righteous and Torah obedient. (Maybe this is where John got the concept in the first place…)

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

Paul clearly states who the children of Elohim are as well. It couldn’t be clearer!

For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim. (Rom 8:16)

Now let’s discuss the children of light versus the children of darkness.

Therefore be imitators of Elohim as dear children. And walk in love, as Messiah also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to Elohim for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and Elohim. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of Elohim comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. (Eph 5:1–11)

From this passage we learn several things. The saints used to be children of darkness, but by coming to the light of Messiah and his truth, the Word of Elohim, they become children of light. Moreover, the children of Elohim imitate Yeshua the Messiah by putting off sin, which is lawlessness or Torahlessness (1 John 3:4). Obviously, then, heathens are not the children of Elohim, at least, not until they turn away from their spiritual darkness or sin, and begin to walk in righteousness as defined by the Word of Elohim.

So then, who are the children of the devil? As already noted, the first epistle of John mentions the children of Elohim and the children of the devil.

In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of Elohim, nor is he who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)

Moreover, Yeshua called some of the Jews who purported to believe in him, but who were frauds, children of the devil.

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44)

Elsewhere, both John and Yeshua referred to some of the religious Jews as a brood of vipers (Matt 3:7; 12:24; 23:33; Luke 3:7). This was a not so polite way of calling them the children of Satan the serpent who caused man to sin in the beginning by rebelling against the word of Elohim at the tree of knowledge.

From all of these Scriptures we learn several things. First, even some religious people are actually children of the devil. So not all people in the church are the children of Elohim. Secondly, the heathens are not sons of Elohim…yet. Unless or until they become so, they are children of darkness or of the devil! And third, one doesn’t become a full and literal child of Elohim until he receives his glorified, immortal spirit-body at the second coming of Yeshua at the resurrection of the righteous saints.


2 thoughts on “Dear Natan: “We are children of YHVH.” (???? Really?)

  1. So its team dark versus team light, is it?
    Does anybody know the score?
    And who is winning right now?

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