DD, I see your point, I don't think you see mine though.
You are adamant that ALL people are NOT God's children, my point is that its for God to decide who are his and who aren't and that we can't do that so we must regard all as his children till God declares otherwise.
I don't think that God has made a decision on that untill the very end anyways, I don't believe in predestination in that way.
ALL are Gods children in potential if not "reality", not sure what other way to put it.
Yes, some people will never come to God, but that is not because they are not his children because he has "shunned them" from birth, or ordained that they not be his children, but because, even when confronted with the truth, even when confronted with Jesus, they STILL CHOOSE not to believe.
We are all God chidlren up untill you make that choice were there is no turnung back and then itis OUR choice, OURS and can't be lamed on God for "reordaning" such a thing.
If he did then indeed, God would NOT be a God of love for, as per Corinthians, love doesn't work that way.