Could its meaning related to Christian culture? Barack Obama said it in Ramadan dinner, as a speech he refers people.
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From your question, it appears that you're reading something Barack Obama said. At this year's Iftar dinner, Obama said
The Quran teaches that God’s children should tread gently upon the earth and, when confronted by ignorance, reply “peace.” In honoring these familiar values together -- of peace and charity and forgiveness -- we affirm that, whatever our faith, we’re all one family.
Not quite the exact phrasing, but here are the President's remarks in 2010:
Here at the White House, we have a tradition of hosting iftars that goes back several years, just as we host Christmas parties and seders and Diwali celebrations. And these events celebrate the role of faith in the lives of the American people. They remind us of the basic truth that we are all children of God, and we all draw strength and a sense of purpose from our beliefs.
This trope isn't restricted to messages to Muslims. Here is the President clearly-inclusive statement during the Pope's recent visit:
... [H]ere in the United States, we cherish our religious liberty, but around the world, at this very moment, children of God, including Christians, are targeted and even killed because of their faith.
Barach Obama is a professed Christian. Before he was elected President, he was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, a Chicago church affiliated with the Christian denomination the United Church of Christ.
Reference to the "sons of god" can be found in the old testament, Genesis 6:2 :
"And the sons of the Elohim saw the daughters of the adam that they were good (beautiful); and they took to them wives whomsoever they chose".
Of the sons of the Elohim there are three principal interpretations:
- that of the Targums and the chief Jewish expositors, nobles and men of high rank,
- that they were angels,
- that they were the Sethites, from the lineage of seth. Captivated by the beauty of women of Cain descendance, they got married and universal corruption soon ensued.
However, the "children of gods" can be found in its modern Christian acceptance in many verses of the new testament. For example, in John 3:2 it is written:
Beloved, we are God's children now.
From a religious point of view, all humans can be considered as "children of gods", as precedently mentionned by @HotLicks.