Chapter XII - Of Adoption

I. All those that are justified, God conferred, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption,(Eph. 1:5; Gal. 4:4,5) by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,(John 1:12; Rom. 8:17) have his name put on them,(2 Cor. 6:18; Rev. 3:12) receive the spirit of adoption,(Rom. 8:15) have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry Abba, Father,(Gal. 4:6; Eph. 2:18) are pitied,(Ps. 103:13) protected,(Prov. 14:26; 1 Pet. 5:7) provided for,(Heb. 12:6) and chastened by him as by a Father,(Isa. 54:8, 9) yet never cast off,(Lam. 3:31) but sealed to the day of redemption,(Eph. 4:30) and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation.(Heb. 1:14, 6:12)