All are God’s creation but only the elect become children of God. Example verse:
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name,” (John 1:12, NASB)
The verse above speaks of the elect being “children of God” now through belief in Him, yes.
The non-believing and the rest of creation which is not “children of God” now will be so past afterlife Judgments too as the verse below clearly implies (in all generality, please note that it’s “creation” which is ‘not yet God’s Children’, implied —-> which becomes “children of God” eventually):
“For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:20 -21, NASB)
All Creation will eventually be children of God too but believers obtain it first, making them ‘more special’ —-> the example verse, for “all men” is as follows (please note that the phrase “all men” and “those who believe” or “believers” are different proving this distinction clearly):
“For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the Living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.” (1 Timothy 4:10, NASB)
On a related note, regarding “Mercy which triumphs over [afterlife] Judgment” as implied in James 2:13, I just read a commentary found in Bible Hub (online Bible Resource) that John Chrysostom’s commentary regarding it sounds so similar (as shown in image).
I was not aware of his commentary regarding James 2:13 earlier. Please note that he may be commenting a common prevalent Christian understanding regarding this verse which was existent at that time.
Please note the especially bold phrases/words in his commentary of James 2:13 such as “quenches the fire of Hell”, “destroys the worm” and “rescues from the gnashing of teeth” (as shown in image) which clearly relates to —–> the “triumph over” (or “ending of”) —-> any [afterlife] Judgments! —-> due to “His Mercy”!
Can we really see and understand it?
John Chrysostom was the Archbishop of Constantinople (349 – 14 September 407), who is also known as “John the Golden Mouthed”, right?
**To claim that John Chrysostom is just presenting fake statements or just some pretty words which will never really happen would be very careless of him on such a vital matter (during this commentary of James 2:13). I don’t buy it.
Whether he believed it or not doesn’t matter since I repeat, he could be presenting a well known understanding of James 2:13 at that time of which we may have misunderstood his words as just ‘being pretty but not real’ as it is done in existing popular exegesis in support of eternal hell.
John Chrysostom cannot be referring to believers in any afterlife judgment when he used those phrases (e. g. “quenches the fire of Hell”) —-> and neither can James 2:13 be referring to any afterlife judgment for believers either —-> simply because Chrysostom & apostle James certainly know that believers do NOT come into any [afterlife] Judgment as the verse below clearly implies:
“Verily, verily, I say to you — He who is hearing My Word, and is believing Him Who sent Me, hath life age-during, and to [afterlife] judgment he doth not come, but hath passed out of the death to the life.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:24, YLT)
I implore thee to ponder each of the points presented ‘deeply’ in order to understand the ‘depth’ of Holy Scripture.