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Adopted Children

Are adopted (rather than biological) children in a Christian family part of the covenant? What Bible references can you suggest for your view?   The short answer is, “Yes! Absolutely!” Salvation in neither the Old Testament nor the New Testament is biological. Sin is biological, that is, it is passed from father to son on […]

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The purpose of this article is threefold. First, to give readers a brief overview of the process of adoption from the perspective of couples who have adopted. Second, to present factors and issues with which par­ents of adopted children have to concern themselves. And, finally, to discuss the Scriptural references to adoption, both natural adoptions […]

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Children of the Living God

“Children of the Living God” by Sinclair Ferguson (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1987; 163pp You all know the parable. A farmer had two sons. One day the younger son asked his father for his inheritance, and after receiving it, he spent it on riotous living. Being hungry and broke, he decided to return home and […]

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Adopted

Has it ever occurred to you that you are adopted? No, I am not talking just to those who are not the natural children of their earthly parents, but to all God’s children. God, our Heavenly Father, had adopted us to be His children. What a blessed comfort to us who were not His natural […]

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Certified Adoption

Frequently, adopted children face a deep crisis in their lives. I heard of such a case only recently. A young boy was about twelve years old, intelligent, and vibrant with life. He was active in school, and thoroughly enjoyed each day as it brought new challenges to him. Suddenly the vibrancy diminished and the luster […]

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