Chapter 12. Of Adoption

Read Chapter 12(Of Adoption) of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

1. All those that are justified, God conferred, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption,1by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,2have his name put on them,3receive the spirit of adoption,4have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry Abba, Father,5are pitied,6protected,7provided for,8and chastened by him as by a Father,9yet never cast off,10but sealed to the day of redemption,11and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation.12