What is Adoption?
God has granted that, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, all those who are justified 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, and receive the Spirit of adoption. They have access to the throne of grace with boldness, and are able to cry, 'Abba, Father!' 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, and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation.