Friday, December 12, 2008

Nature Of Divine Sonship

"All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption: by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God; have His name put upon them, receive the Spirit of adoption; have access to the throne of grace with boldness; are enabled to cry, Abba, Father; are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by Him, as by a Father; yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption, and inherit the promises, as heirs of everlasting salvation." (The Westminister Confession, Chapter 12). This is the nature of the divine sonship that is bestowed on believers. J.I. Packer, Knowing God pg.206

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