Chapter 12: Of Adoption

All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption:[a] by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God;[b] have his name put upon them,[c] receive the Spirit of adoption;[d] have access to the throne of grace with boldness;[e] are enabled to cry, Abba, Father;[f] are pitied,[g] protected,[h] provided for,[i] and chastened by him as by a father;[k] yet never cast off,[l] but sealed to the day of redemption,[m] and inherit the promises,[n] as heirs of everlasting salvation.[o]

[a] Eph. 1:5.
[b] Gal. 4:4,5. Rom. 8:17. John 1:12.
[c] Jer. 14:9. 2 Cor. 6:18. Rev. 3:12.
[d] Rom. 8:15.
[e] Eph. 3:12. Rom. 5:2.
[f] Gal. 4:6.
[g] Ps. 103:13.
[h] Prov. 14:26.
[i] Matt. 6:30,32. 1 Pet. 5:7.
[k] Heb. 12:6.
[l] Lam. 3:31.
[m] Eph. 4:30.
[n] Heb. 6:12.
[o] 1 Pet. 1:3,4. Heb. 1:14.

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