Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 6
Now...at least for most people who believe in God...there is unanimity in believing that God is the originator and creator, of all things, including Adam and the adamic race or as we know it...humanity.
Luke, in giving us the genealogy of Christ traces His family tree all the way back to Genesis? He says in Luke 3:37-38, "...the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of ADAM, the SON OF GOD."
This portion of scripture establishes that Adam is the son of God. If one believes that Adam was a literal human being, the consensuses is he was first of the human race. That being so...ALL other humanoids are his siblings. Which would make God the Father of ALL people...would it not?
Now, if God is not the Father of ALL people, the question begging to be asked is: when did God cease being the Father of the vast majority of humanity? Adam was the first of the human race, was he not? God was his Father, was He not? Adam was his Father's "son" was he not? ALL people after him were part of the same human race, were they not?...Therefore God is the Father of ALL people...is He not!
Right away the naysayers to God being the Father of ALL people will point to the "fall" of Adam as the point of a separation between Adam and God that severed God's fatherhood relationship with the vast majority of people up to this day and into the future. The belief that God severed His relationship with His son Adam and ALL of humanity since Adam, and in order to get back into a fatherhood relationship with Him again, one has to..."repent"..."repeat the sinner's prayer"...pay tithes...get baptized...speak in tongues...believe in an everlasting hell fire...etc.. is but a fabrication. It was God who was looking for Adam in the cool of the day to fellowship with him, even knowing that Adam disobeyed Him. Adam was doing the hiding, not God. Adam was the one thinking that his relationship with God was served, not God. God did not stop fathering him at that moment, instead He provided animal skins for a covering for him and God's love for him covered his sin of disobedience. Even when Adam was removed from the garden, it was for His protection, not punishment for his disobedience. Now here is something to ponder...Could the act of Gen. 3:22 be to ensure that Adam and the future race would not have to experience the effects of sin, and man's determining of what is good and evil.
When Cain kills his brother Abel and begins to deny the brotherhood of Abel, God his Father doesn't abandon Cain, but promises protection to him. Yet it is Cain who ignorantly thinks he can run away from God as Father when it says, "Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord..." (Gen. 4:16), because Cain went out from the presence of the God does not mean that the God ceased to be his Father. Cain, like his father tried to distance himself from their Father God because he thought that his relationship with God was damaged.
God abandoning His fatherhood of a certain segment of His loved creation and sentencing them to an eternity suffering in the flames of hell is not a doctrine of Christ, but, a doctrine of man...if not a doctrine of devils. We were ALL created in the likeness and image of God. That image, hidden like a treasure to be found, never ceased to be valuable and real and is of our loving Father. James 3:9 speaking of the "ABUSIVE" use of our tongues says, "With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse MEN, who ARE made in the LIKENESS of God." James says ALL MEN have the likeness of God...doesn't it follow that ALL people are children of God? Also the same tongue that bless God makes Him out to be monstrous, diabolical, unloving father one could think of, by His abandoning the vast majority of His children to eternal torture in hell fire.