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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Adoption

"For ye have not received the spirit of of bondage to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba, Father."
~ Romans 8:15


Two cool facts about adoption:

~ According to common law in England, an adopted child cannot be disinherited. You can disinherit your own children, but not those who are adopted. This law was made years ago by the Puritans, who understood the concept of adoption as taught in the Bible.

~ In Roman times - the time in which the book of Romans was written - the Latins had a law that an adopted son could never associate with his old family. Many times, Roman citizens would adopt their slaves. When they did so, all old debts would be forgiven the slave.

Doesn't this parallel our spiritual adoption well?

1 comment:

Amanda said...

It's awe-inspiring and overwhelming to think of the holy, infinite, all-powerful, all-wise, sovereign God of the universe stooping down to not only love mankind, but to adopt them with "the adoption of sons!" What an amazing thought!!!