6609 adoption, nature of

6609 adoption, nature of

The giving by God of the status and privileges of being his children. God adopts those who believe in him and grants them the benefits of his salvation.

A family adopts a child

Ge 15:3 See also Ge 48:5; Ex 2:10; Est 2:7

God adopts the nation of Israel

Dt 14:2 See also Dt 7:7; Isa 63:16; Am 3:1-2; Ro 9:4

God is Israel’s father Jer 31:9 See also Mal 1:6

Israel is God’s son Hos 11:1 See also Dt 14:1

God adopts believers as his children

Jn 1:12-13

God is the Father of believers 2Co 6:18 See also Mt 6:9 pp Lk 11:2

Believers are adopted as an outcome of predestination Eph 1:5

Believers are adopted as an outcome of redemption Gal 4:5

Believers are adopted as an outcome of justification Gal 3:24-26 See also Jn 1:12-13

Believers are adopted by grace Eph 1:3-6 See also Eze 16:3-6; Ro 4:16; Eph 1:11

The final adoption of believers will occur at the resurrection Ro 8:23 See also Eph 1:13-14; 1Jn 3:2

See also

5895intimacy
6510salvation
6638election
6676justification
6708predestination
6716reconciliation
6720redemption
7105believers
7115children of God
9105last things

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