Tuesday, September 19, 2006

WCF 12 – Children Of The Living God!

WCF 12 – Children Of The Living God!

Chapter 12:
Of Adoption

12:1 All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption (Gal_4:4, Gal_4:5; Eph_1:5): by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God (Joh_1:12; Rom_8:17), have His name put upon them (Jer_14:9; 2Co_6:18; Rev_3:12), receive the spirit of adoption (Rom_8:15), have access to the throne of grace with boldness (Rom_5:2; Eph_3:12), are enabled to cry, Abba, Father (Gal_4:6), are pitied (Psa_103:13), protected (Pro_14:26), provided for (Mat_6:30, Mat_6:32; 1Pe_5:7), and chastened by Him as by a Father (Heb_12:6); yet never cast off (Lam_3:31), but sealed to the day of redemption (Eph_4:30), and inherit the promises (Heb_6:12), as heirs of everlasting salvation (Heb_1:14; 1Pe_1:3, 1Pe_1:4).

Summary statements we are taught:

A. Those Thare Effectually Called And Justified Have Been Blessed With Adoption Being Conferred Upon Them (WCF 12.1)

B. Adoption While Being Closely Related To Regeneration And Justification Is Distinct From Them (WCF 12.1)

C. We Are Made Children Of The Living God (WCF 12.1)

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