God loves His whole creation and desires that all people would be saved (1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9), BUT, only those who are born again are children of God (John 1:12; 11:52; Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:1-10).
The Scriptures do not refer to the lost as God’s children. In fact, before we were saved we were “by nature objects of wrath” (Ephesians 2:1-3).
When we are saved (born again from above/regenerated) we become God’s children, because we are adopted into God’s family through our relationship with Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:5-6; Ephesians 1:5).
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