Episode 12.1: Adoption


Why did the Assembly include a chapter on adoption? Why is it so brief? How did the Assembly define adoption? Is there a sense in which we are all children of God? Is adoption done for you or to you? Where in the Bible would you go for the best development of the doctrine of adoption? What are some of the liberties we’re given as children? How is this a comforting doctrine? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 12.1:

All those that are justified, God vouchsafes, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, have his name put upon them, receive the spirit of adoption, have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry, Abba, Father, are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by Him as by a Father: yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption; and inherit the promises, as heirs of everlasting salvation.

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