Adoption is of God's Grace
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Ezekiel 16:3-6
And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite.
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Romans 4:16,17
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
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Ephesians 1:5,6,11
Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
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Whether the Godhead was Separated from the Flesh when Christ Died?
... of God are without repentance." But the grace of union whereby the Godhead was united
to the flesh in Christ's Person, is greater than the grace of adoption ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the godhead was separated.htm

The Same Continued. The Synod Supposed that the Grace Acknowledged ...
... that in which we are created by God with a free will." Accordingly, while the bishops
understood him to mean the grace by which we have by adoption been made ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 22 x the same continued.htm

Eighth Sunday after Trinity Living in the Spirit as God's Children ...
... in him"then it finds in God's grace comfort against ... to that comfort, and to call
upon God sincerely in ... what is meant by receiving "the spirit of adoption.". ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/eighth sunday after trinity living.htm

... So that, as Jerome says, non nascimur filii [We are not born sons]; we are not God's
sons as we are born of godly parents, but by adoption and grace. ...
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Whether Grace Implies Anything in the Soul?
... eternal love, as we say the grace of predestination, inasmuch as God gratuitously
and ... 5): "He hath predestinated us into the adoption of children ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether grace implies anything in.htm

Entire Sanctification Obtainable.
... Regeneration, therefore, is that act of God's grace by which we are born again.
Adoption is the reception of the newly justified and regenerated believer into ...
/.../clark/the theology of holiness/chapter ii entire sanctification obtainable.htm

What is Adoption?
... A34: Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number,
and have a right to all the privileges of the Sons of God. ...
/.../the westminster shorter catechism/question 34 0 0 what is adoption.htm

'The Riches of Grace'
... He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness ... of the will and meaning
of God therein; for ... He 'has predestinated us unto the adoption of children ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the riches of grace.htm

Chapter iv.
... to an eternal inheritance, that we might be fellow-heirs with Christ and attain
to the adoption of sons, is not of our deserts, but of God's grace; we put this ...
/.../ lords sermon on the mount/chapter iv 2.htm

Whether Grace Denotes Something in the Soul
... signifies that God predestines or elects some by grace, and not on account of merit,
as according to Eph.1:5-6: "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article one whether grace denotes.htm

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