Adoption

  • 1. Explained. 2 Co 6:18.
  • 2. Is according to promise. Ro 9:8; Ga 3:29.
  • 3. Is by faith. Ga 3:7, 26.
  • 4. Is of God’s grace. Eze 16:3–6; Ro 4:16, 17; Eph 1:5, 6, 11.
  • 5. Is through Christ. Joh 1:12; Ga 4:4, 5; Eph 1:5; Heb 2:10, 13.
  • 6. Saints predestinated to. Ro 8:29; Eph 1:5, 11.
  • 7. Of Gentiles, predicted. Ho 2:23; Ro 9:24–26; Eph 3:6.
  • 8. The Adopted are gathered together in one by Christ. Joh 11:52.
  • 9. New birth connected with. Joh 1:12, 13.
  • 10. The Holy Spirit is a Witness of. Ro 8:16.
  • 11. Being led by the Spirit is an evidence of. Ro 8:14.
  • 12. Saints receive the Spirit of. Ro 8:15; Ga 4:6.
  • 13. A privilege of saints. Joh 1:12; 1 Jo 3:1.
  • 14. Saints become brethren of Christ by. Joh 20:17; Heb 2:11, 12.
  • 15. Saints wait for final consummation of. Ro 8:19, 23; 1 Jo 3:2.
  • 16. Subjects saints to the fatherly discipline of God. De 8:5; 2 Sa 7:14; Pr 3:11, 12; Heb 12:5–11.
  • 17. God is long-suffering and merciful towards the partakers of. Jer 31:1, 9, 20.
  • 18. Should lead to holiness. 2 Co 6:17, 18; 7:1; Php 2:15; 1 Jo 3:2, 3.
  • 19. Should produce
  • a. Likeness to God. Mt 5:44, 45, 48; Eph 5:1.
  • b. Child-like confidence in God. Mt 6:25–34.
  • c. A desire for God’s glory. Mt 5:16.
  • d. A spirit of prayer. Mt 7:7–11.
  • e. A love of peace. Mt 5:9.
  • f. A forgiving spirit. Mt 6:14.
  • g. A merciful spirit. Lu 6:35, 36.
  • h. An avoidance of ostentation. Mt 6:1–4, 6, 18.
  • 20. Safety of those who receive. Pr 14:26.
  • 21. Confers a new name. See Titles of Saints. Nu 6:27; Isa 62:2; Ac 15:17.
  • 22. Entitles to an inheritance. Mt 13:43; Ro 8:17; Ga 3:29; 4:7; Eph 3:6.
  • 23. Is to be pleaded in prayer. Isa 63:16; Mt 6:9.
  • 24. Illustrated
  • a. Joseph’s sons. Ge 48:5, 14, 16, 22.
  • b. Moses. Ex 2:10.
  • c. Esther. Es 2:7.
  • 25. Typified
  • a. Israel. Ex 4:22; Ho 11:1; Ro 9:4.
  • 26. Exemplified
  • a. Solomon. 1 Ch 28:6.

 Torrey, R. A. (2001). The new topical text book: A scriptural text book for the use of ministers, teachers, and all Christian workers. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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