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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Adoption

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The giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth.
  • Natural. Thus Pharaoh's daughter adopted Moses (Exodus 2:10 ), and Mordecai Esther (Esther 2:7 ).
  • National. God adopted Israel (Exodus 4:22 ; Deuteronomy 7:6 ; Hosea 11:1 ; Romans 9:4 ).
  • Spiritual. An act of God's grace by which he brings men into the number of his redeemed family, and makes them partakers of all the blessings he has provided for them. Adoption represents the new relations into which the believer is introduced by justification, and the privileges connected therewith, viz., an interest in God's peculiar love (John 17:23 ; Romans 5:5-8 ), a spiritual nature (2Peter 1:4; John 1:13 ), the possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1Peter 1:14; 2 John 4 ; Romans 8:15-21 ; Galatians 5:1 ; Hebrews 2:15 ), present protection, consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32 ; John 14:18 ; 1Corinthians 3:21-23; 2 Corinthians 1:4 ), fatherly chastisements (Hebrews 12:5-11 ), and a future glorious inheritance (Romans 8:17,23 ; James 2:5 ; Philippians 3:21 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Adoption'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/adoption.html. 1897.

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Monday, October 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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