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Why have a conference on adoption?

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 16, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered why we are having a conference on adoption, wonder no more. Here are five reasons for Together for Adoption Conference 2008.

  1. Vertical adoption was invented before there was an earth for man to walk on.  According to Paul, God marked us out for adoption as sons before He said His first “Let there be” (Ephesians 1:5). This is what prompted John Piper to say that adoption is bigger than the universe.  If God thought adoption was worth thinking about before creating the world, it’s certainly worth a conference or two.
  2. The Son of God became Son of man so that we might receive adoption as sons (Galatians 4:4-5).  If adoption was the objective of Christ’s redemptive mission, it should probably be the focus of a few conferences.  Wouldn’t you agree?
  3. The third person of the Trinity is called the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15). If Scripture refers to the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of adoption, certainly there’s strong warrant for a conference on adoption.
  4. Adoption has cosmic significance.  Just read Romans 8:23.  If not only all creation, but we ourselves are waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, having a conference that considers it seems like a really good idea.
  5. The God who adopts us through Jesus Christ is a Father to the fatherless.  He is the Father who cares for the orphan.  Since God adopts us and cares for orphans, why not dedicate an entire conference (or three or four) to exploring this rich theme?  Can you say, “No-brainer”?


Learn more about Together for Adoption Conference 2008:

  • Conference Page
  • Conference Workshops
  • Who should attend Conference 2008?
  • Conference Schedule
  • Conference Poster (can be used as bulletin insert)
  • Planting Gospel Seeds: Why You Should Support the T4A Conference
  • Endorsements
  • Registration
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