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The Philadelphia Confession, 1742


Chapter 12

Of Adoption

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


1. Eph 1:5; Gal 4:4-5.
2. Jn 1:12; Ro 8:17.
3. 2Co 6:18; Rev 3:12.
4. Ro 8:15.
5. Gal 4:6; Eph 2:18.
6. Ps 103:13.
7. Pr 14:26.
8. 1Pe 5:7.
9. Heb 12:6.
10. Isa 54:8-9; La 3:31.
11. Eph 4:30.
12. Heb 1:14; 6:12.

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