Saturday, August 30, 2008

Christian Adoption

Adoption is certainly one of my favorite NT salvation terms. In the New Testament, God has left us with an abudance of salvation pictures. Reconciliation pictures two parties at war who become friends (Eph 2). Justification pictures God's legal declaration at the Judge's bench (Rom 3-4). Redemption pictures us being purchased at the slave market and set free (Eph 1:7-8). I don't believe adoption get as much press as the other terms. Adoption is a beautiful, warm, word that pictures us being estranged from the father and the family. God sets His love upon us and brings us into the family. He purposed this from eternity past (Eph 1:5-6). This adopting love is something that Christians should consider and imitate their father in heaven.

Check out Albert Mohler's recent post on adoption.

1 comment:

btw said...

Adoption is one of the highest forms of love. It is easy to love a child born to you, although there are some cases that may show otherwise. But to take a strange child into your home, your heart is a great sacrifice that cannot be measured until eternity. I agree with Al Mohler that the Church especially should consider the cause of adoption and do so whenever possible.