And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying… – Matthew 5: 1-2 Among the
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. (Hebrews
Suppose you are strapped for cash and you decide to pawn your favorite diamond ring. The way the pawn shop process works (so they tell me) is that you take in your ring. The pawn
The giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth. “(1.) Natural. Thus Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses (Ex. 2:10), and Mordecai Esther (Esther 2:7). “(2.) National. God adopted Israel (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 7:6; Hos. 11:1; Rom. 9:4). “(3.) Spiritual. An act of God’s grace by which he brings men “into the number of his redeemed family, and makes them partakers” of all the blessings he has provided for them. Adoption represents the new relations into which the believer is “introduced by justification, and the privileges connected” “therewith, viz., an interest in God’s peculiar love (John 17:23;” “Rom. 5:5-8), a spiritual nature (2 Pet. 1:4; John 1:13), the” possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1 Pet. 1:14; 2 “John 4; Rom. 8:15-21; Gal. 5:1; Heb. 2:15), present protection,” “consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32; John 14:18; 1 Cor.” “3:21-23; 2 Cor. 1:4), fatherly chastisements (Heb. 12:5-11), and” “a future glorious inheritance (Rom. 8:17, 23; James 2:5; Phil.” 3:21).
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