Did God really say we are all destined to become pirates?
Yes … yes he did.
What he said was, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
The Bible is clear that all people are God’s creation. “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” Colossians 1:16
God loves the entire world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
But only those who are born again are children of God. “To all who did receive him [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16
“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.” 1 John 3:9-10
Those without Christ are never referred to as God’s children. “All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.” Ephesians 2:3
In fact, those without Christ are referred to as enemies of God. “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4 “The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.” 1 John 3:8
Without the saving and transforming spirit of Christ, we are all destined to fulfill our own selfish desires – and that path always leads to the dark side where Satan controls us.