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Archive for May, 2008

Foreword to Heirs with Christ

by Dan Cruver Published May 31, 2008

Reformation Heritage Books gave me the privilege of writing the foreword to Dr. Joel Beeke’s excellent new book, Heirs with Christ: The Puritans on Adoption. Foreword Earthly adoption is horizontal. It is one human being establishing a relationship with another human being. Heavenly adoption is vertical. It is the eternal God graciously establishing a relationship […]

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On June 3rd Reformation Heritage Books will release a new title on theological adoption: Heirs with Christ: The Puritans on Adoption by Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Description from the Publisher: The Puritans have gotten bad press for their supposed lack of teaching on the doctrine of spiritual adoption. In Heirs […]

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What God has Done in Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published May 29, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered how important vertical adoption (i.e. God adopting us as His children) is to God, take a look at Galatians 4:4-6. “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might […]

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Together for Adoption on the Radio

by Dan Cruver Published May 29, 2008

Thanks to all of you who listened to us today on the radio program Calling for Truth. We discussed the theology of adoption and its practical applications with Dr. Joel Beeke and Dr. Russell Moore. Dr. Beeke wrote Heirs with Christ: The Puritans on Adoption. This new book will be available for purchase on June 3rd. Dr. […]

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Interview with Dr. Dave Garner

by Dan Cruver Published May 29, 2008

Dr. Dave Garner is the Vice President for Advancement and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the doctrine of adoption. It’s entitled “Adoption in Christ” (Westminster Theological Seminary, 2002). He graciously agreed to allow me to interview him about Scripture’s teaching on the theology of adoption […]

About Together for Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published May 29, 2008

WHAT IS TOGETHER FOR ADOPTION? Together for Adoption (T4A) sponsors adoption conferences that focus primarily on vertical adoption (i.e., God’s adopting us in Christ), with a secondary focus on its implications for orphan care and horizontal adoption (i.e., couples adopting children). In fulfillment of our objectives, we desire to see conference attendees walk away from […]

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Exalt the Free Grace of Adoption

by admin Published May 29, 2008

“We have enough in us to move God to correct us, but nothing to move him to adopt us, therefore exalt free grace, begin the work of angels here; bless him with your praises who hath blessed you in making you his sons and daughters” (Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity, London: A. Fullarton, 1845). (Quotation […]

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Sermon on Adoption

by admin Published May 29, 2008

Justin Taylor introduces his sermon (23:35) on adoption by considering adoption within Islamic thought in contrast to its central importance within Christianity. I think you will find the entire sermon a great introduction to Scripture’s teaching on God’s gracious provision of adoption. (HT: Jason Kovacs)

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