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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Adopted for Life

I loved this book by Russell Moore. There was so much I wanted to share. I settled for a few excerpts from the first chapter; something to peak your interest so you want to read it yourself :)

    "Whenever I told people I was working on a book about adoption, they'd often say something along the lines of, 'Great. So, is the book about the doctrine of adoption or, you know, real adoption?'  That's a hard question to answer because you can't talk about one without talking about the other."    
    "It is one thing when the culture doesn't "get" adoption. What else could one expect when all of life is seen as the quest of "selfish genes" for survival? It is one thing when the culture doesn't "get" adoption and so speaks of buying a cat as "adopting" a pet. But when those who follow Christ think the same way, we betray that we miss something crucial about our own salvation."
     "Not everyone is called to adopt... But all of us have a stake in the adoption issue, because Jesus does."

Yeah, just typing that out makes me want to read it again.


  1. A pastor friend sent out some quotes on the doctrine of adoption. My favorite:
    Since God has a Son of His own (and such a Son as He is), how wonderful is God's love in adopting us; we needed a Father, but He did not need sons.
    - Thomas Watson

  2. Or, how about this one:
    If you are a Christian, but are not convinced of God's love for you, then I would recommend you to confine yourself to this doctrine of adoption. Confine yourself for a season of time to the study of adoption.
    - C. J. Mahaney