From earth’s point of view, no. From heaven’s point of view, yes.
From humanity’s point of view, no. From God’s point of view, yes.
From religion’s point of view, no. From Christ’s point of view, yes.
Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. Through Him, God adopted the entire human race to Himself (Everyone Is Going to Heaven). Therefore, when Christ looks down upon the earth, all He sees are people who belong to Him.
Are some children of God more obedient than others? Yes, but while the degree of our obedience may vary He does not cease to be our Father. Besides, who are you and I to judge our brother? Instead we ourselves should repent! Regardless of how obedient or disobedient we were yesterday, don’t we want to be more obedient children today?
Moreover, we cannot conclude that those who call themselves Christians are more obedient to Christ than those who do not confess Him. Sure, it’s is a good thing to confess Christ. But if we do not obey His commands, then we give others an excuse to disregard His commandments. Churchgoing is an entirely inadequate and inappropriate substitute for obedience to Christ.
Everyone belongs to Christ whether they call themselves a Christian or not. Don’t seek to be known as a Christian. Seek to obey Christ.
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