Chapter 12

Of Adoption

1 I. The foundation of adoption
A. Its recipients: "all those that are justified"
B. It source: "God vouchsafed"
C. Its ground: "in and for the sake of His only Son Jesus Christ"
II. The blessings of adoption
A. Incorporation into God's family
B. Reception of a filial disposition
C. Experience of paternal treatment by God
D. Reception of the promised inheritance

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p164-165. Used by permission.