Adoption

Adoption

Jan 01

Adoption   “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”— Ephesians 1:5.   IT is at once a doctrine of Scripture and of common sense, that whatever God does in time he predestined to do in eternity. Some men find fault with divine predestination, and challenge the …

Ephesians:1:5

The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption

Jan 01

THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE AND OF ADOPTION.   “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” — Romans viii. 15, 16.   THESE two verses are full …

Romans:8:15-16

Adoption- The Spirit and the Cry

Sep 22

Adoption—The Spirit and the Cry   "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."—Galatians 4:6.   We do not find the doctrine of the Trinity in Unity set forth in Scripture in formal terms, such as those which are employed in the Athanasian creed; but the truth …

Galatians:4:6