Adoption

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Adoption? God has granted[1] that, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ,[2] all those who are justified[3] share in the grace of adoption. By this they are numbered with and enjoy...

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Repentance to Life and Salvation

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Repentance to Life and Salvation? Some of the elect are converted in later years, having lived for some time in their natural state[1] in which they have served various...

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Sanctification

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Sanctification? Those who are united to Christ, effectually called and regenerated, have a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the efficacy of Christ's death and...

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What do we believe?

Adoption

What is Adoption?

God has granted[1] that, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ,[2] all those who are justified[3] share in the grace of adoption. By this they are numbered with and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God. They have His name put upon them,[4] and receive the Spirit of adoption. They have access to the throne of grace with boldness, and are able to cry, 'Abba, Father!'[5] They are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by him as by a father, yet they are never cast off, but are sealed to the day of redemption,[6] and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation.[7]



[1] 1 John 3:1-3

[2] Ephesians 1:5; Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 8:17,29

[3] Galatians 3:24-26

[4] Romans 8:17; John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 3:12

[5] Romans 8:15; Ephesians 3:12; Romans 5:2; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 2:18

[6] Psalm 103:13; Proverbs 14:26; Matthew 6:30,32; 1 Peter 5:7; Hebrews 12:6; Isaiah 54:8-9; Lam 3:31; Ephesians 4:30

[7] Romans 8:17; Hebrews 1:14; 9:15