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Adopted into the family of God ?

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Why is this taught ?
Where does it say we were Adopted into the family of God .
The Adoption is the redemption of the body .
23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
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Rom_8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
Rom_8:23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
Rom_9:4 who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
Gal_4:5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Eph_1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
 
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Rom_8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
Rom_8:23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
Rom_9:4 who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
Gal_4:5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Eph_1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
 
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Romans 9:4
(AMPC) For they are Israelites, and to them belong God's adoption [as a nation] and the glorious Presence (Shekinah). With them were the special covenants made, to them was the Law given. To them [the temple] worship was revealed and [God's own] promises announced. [Exo_4:22; Hos_11:1]
(AMPC+) For they are Israelites, and to them belong God's adoption [as a nation] and the glorious Presence (Shekinah). With them were the special covenants made, to them was the Law given. To them [the temple] worship was revealed and [God's own] promises announced. [Exo_4:22; Hos_11:1]
(ASV) who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(BBE) Who are Israelites: who have the place of sons, and the glory, and the agreements with God, and the giving of the law, and the worship, and the hope offered by God:
(CEV) They are the descendants of Israel, and they are also God's chosen people. God showed them his glory. He made agreements with them and gave them his Law. The temple is theirs and so are the promises that God made to them.
(ESV) They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
(ESV+) They are R5Israelites, and to them belong R6the adoption, R7the glory, R8the covenants, R9the giving of the law, R10the worship, and R11the promises.
(GNB) They are God's people; he made them his children and revealed his glory to them; he made his covenants with them and gave them the Law; they have the true worship; they have received God's promises;
(GW) They are Israelites, God's adopted children. They have the Lord's glory, the pledges, Moses' Teachings, the true worship, and the promises.
(ISV) who are Israelis. To them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises.
(KJV) Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(KJV+) WhoG3748 areG1526 Israelites;G2475 to whomG3739 pertaineth theG3588 adoption,G5206 andG2532 theG3588 glory,G1391 andG2532 theG3588 covenants,G1242 andG2532 theG3588 giving of the law,G3548 andG2532 theG3588 serviceG2999 of God, andG2532 theG3588 promises;G1860
(MKJV) who are Israelites; to whom belong the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(NAS77) who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
(NAS95) who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
(NAS95+) whoG3748 are R1IsraelitesG2475a, to whomG3739 belongs R2the adoptionG5206 as sonsG5206, and R3the gloryG1391 and R4the covenantsG1242 and R5the givingG3548 of the LawG3548 and R6the temple serviceG2999 and R7the promisesG1860,
(NIrV) They are the people of Israel. They have been adopted as God's children. God's glory belongs to them. So do the covenants. They received the law. They were taught to worship in the temple. They were given the promises.
(NIV) the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.
(NKJV) who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises;
(NLT) They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God’s adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.
 
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We recieve the Spirit OF until THE adoption . Rom 8.23
23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ADOPTION , to wit, the redemption of our body.
THE ADOPTION IS !!!!!! THE REDEMPTION OF THE BODY .
how can we be waiting for something that we already have ?
We become a son through this way.
John 1.12
12But as many as received him, to them gave he power TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD , even to them that believe on his name:
NO " we are adopted into the family of God " here .

Just before Rom 8.23 we get this verse .
Romans 8:15

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit OF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
THIS IS NOT THE !!!!! ADOPTION.
 
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Romans 9:4
(AMPC) For they are Israelites, and to them belong God's adoption [as a nation] and the glorious Presence (Shekinah). With them were the special covenants made, to them was the Law given. To them [the temple] worship was revealed and [God's own] promises announced. [Exo_4:22; Hos_11:1]
(AMPC+) For they are Israelites, and to them belong God's adoption [as a nation] and the glorious Presence (Shekinah). With them were the special covenants made, to them was the Law given. To them [the temple] worship was revealed and [God's own] promises announced. [Exo_4:22; Hos_11:1]
(ASV) who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(BBE) Who are Israelites: who have the place of sons, and the glory, and the agreements with God, and the giving of the law, and the worship, and the hope offered by God:
(CEV) They are the descendants of Israel, and they are also God's chosen people. God showed them his glory. He made agreements with them and gave them his Law. The temple is theirs and so are the promises that God made to them.
(ESV) They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
(ESV+) They are R5Israelites, and to them belong R6the adoption, R7the glory, R8the covenants, R9the giving of the law, R10the worship, and R11the promises.
(GNB) They are God's people; he made them his children and revealed his glory to them; he made his covenants with them and gave them the Law; they have the true worship; they have received God's promises;
(GW) They are Israelites, God's adopted children. They have the Lord's glory, the pledges, Moses' Teachings, the true worship, and the promises.
(ISV) who are Israelis. To them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises.
(KJV) Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(KJV+) WhoG3748 areG1526 Israelites;G2475 to whomG3739 pertaineth theG3588 adoption,G5206 andG2532 theG3588 glory,G1391 andG2532 theG3588 covenants,G1242 andG2532 theG3588 giving of the law,G3548 andG2532 theG3588 serviceG2999 of God, andG2532 theG3588 promises;G1860
(MKJV) who are Israelites; to whom belong the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises;
(NAS77) who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
(NAS95) who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
(NAS95+) whoG3748 are R1IsraelitesG2475a, to whomG3739 belongs R2the adoptionG5206 as sonsG5206, and R3the gloryG1391 and R4the covenantsG1242 and R5the givingG3548 of the LawG3548 and R6the temple serviceG2999 and R7the promisesG1860,
(NIrV) They are the people of Israel. They have been adopted as God's children. God's glory belongs to them. So do the covenants. They received the law. They were taught to worship in the temple. They were given the promises.
(NIV) the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.
(NKJV) who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises;
(NLT) They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God’s adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.
What does Romans 9 .4 have to do with a Christian waiting for the redemption of his body ? ( Rom 8.23 ) There is no connection to that verse which is about Israel .
 
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Romans 8:13 for if you live according to flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery again to fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba! Father!
8:16 The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God.
8:17 And if children, also heirs; truly heirs of God, and joint-heirs of Christ, if indeed we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.
8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revelation of the sons of God.
8:21 that also the creation will be freed from the slavery of corruption to the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
8:29 because whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.

Galatians 4:28 But, brothers, we are children of promise according to Isaac.
Ephesians 5:1 Then become imitators of God, as beloved children,
Philippians 2:15 that you may be blameless and harmless, children of God, without fault in the midst of a crooked generation, even having been perverted, among whom you shine as luminaries in the world,

As we are children of God and brothers and sisters with Christ Jesus by the indwelling Spirit of adoption then obviously we are in the family of God our Father already.
 
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Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves, He disciplines, and whips every son whom He receives." Prov. 3:11, 12
12:7 If you endure discipline, God is dealing with you as with sons; for who is the son whom a father does not discipline?
12:8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers, then you are [illegitimate], and not sons.
12:9 Furthermore, indeed we have had fathers of our flesh as correctors, and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits, and we shall live?
 
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the redemption of our body.
1Cor 15:51 Behold, I speak a mystery to you: we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed.
15:52 In a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
 
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Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves, He disciplines, and whips every son whom He receives." Prov. 3:11, 12
12:7 If you endure discipline, God is dealing with you as with sons; for who is the son whom a father does not discipline?
12:8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers, then you are [illegitimate], and not sons.
12:9 Furthermore, indeed we have had fathers of our flesh as correctors, and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits, and we shall live?
Yes we become sons through the new birth ( John 1.12 ,not 'adoption '..THE Adoption is what we are predestined to after we believe. And that's the redemption of the body. Rom 8.23 .
 
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Yes we become sons through the new birth ( John 1.12 ,not 'adoption '..THE Adoption is what we are predestined to after we believe. And that's the redemption of the body. Rom 8.23 .
sorry but I read this quite differently to how you are reading it -
8:23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves who have the first fruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons the redemption of our bodies.
as adopted sons [children] of God we are awaiting the redemption of our bodies - the resurrection, not awaiting to become adopted sons

(YLT) And not only so , but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves in ourselves do groan, adoption expecting - the redemption of our body;
(Weymouth) And more than that, we ourselves, though we possess the Spirit as a foretaste and pledge of the glorious future, yet we ourselves inwardly sigh, as we wait
and long for open recognition as sons through the deliverance of our bodies.

I am already an adopted son of God my father in Heaven and I have access to him through praying in the Holy Spirit, that is praying in tongues. What I groan for is the redemption of my body; to be
changed in a twinkling of an eye and to gain a new spirit body with no more arthritis, aches and pains.

2Cor 5:2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
5:3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
 
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sorry but I read this quite differently to how you are reading it -
8:23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves who have the first fruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons the redemption of our bodies.
as adopted sons [children] of God we are awaiting the redemption of our bodies - the resurrection, not awaiting to become adopted sons

(YLT) And not only so , but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves in ourselves do groan, adoption expecting - the redemption of our body;
(Weymouth) And more than that, we ourselves, though we possess the Spirit as a foretaste and pledge of the glorious future, yet we ourselves inwardly sigh, as we wait
and long for open recognition as sons through the deliverance of our bodies.

I am already an adopted son of God my father in Heaven and I have access to him through praying in the Holy Spirit, that is praying in tongues. What I groan for is the redemption of my body; to be
changed in a twinkling of an eye and to gain a new spirit body with no more arthritis, aches and pains.

2Cor 5:2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
5:3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Hello @Downunder,

Yes, we have the spirit of adoption now whereby we can call the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 'Father'. Praise God! it is our possession by promise now, to be ours in blessed fact at the redemption of our bodies in resurrection glory.

Praise His Holy Name!

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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The Greek word translated adoption means to place as a son. In other words: to
make someone a son by a means other than birth, i.e. a legal son as opposed to a
natural son.

The Bible's first incidence of this method of obtaining sonship is located in the book
of Genesis where Jacob adopted two of his own grandchildren-- Joseph's two boys
Manasseh and Ephraim.

Though the boys remained biologically associated with their natural mother; Jacob's
adoption was intended to make them Rachel's legal boys, bringing her total number
of sons up to six: two of her own, two by her maid Bilhah, and two by Joseph's wife
Asenath.

I'm confident that it's safe to appropriate Jacob's initiative as an aid to assist in our
understanding of the divine adoption relative to Christians.
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The Greek word translated adoption means to place as a son. In other words: to
make someone a son by a means other than birth, i.e. a legal son as opposed to a
natural son.

The Bible's first incidence of this method of obtaining sonship is located in the book
of Genesis where Jacob adopted two of his own grandchildren-- Joseph's two boys
Manasseh and Ephraim.

Though the boys remained biologically associated with their natural mother; Jacob's
adoption was intended to make them Rachel's legal boys, bringing her total number
of sons up to six: two of her own, two by her maid Bilhah, and two by Joseph's wife
Asenath.

I'm confident that it's safe to appropriate Jacob's initiative as an aid to assist in our
understanding of the divine adoption relative to Christians.
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Hello @Beetow,

The Greek and Roman influences of the day in regard to adoption would be worthy references too, for it would have to relate to those who were being addressed at the time. Both are interesting. I have read concerning both, and know that they are worth noting in relation to Paul's words on this subject.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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According to Rom 8:15-16 and 1John 3:1-2, Christ's believing followers are
legitimate sons of God right now-- no delay and no waiting period. To assure his
own so, they have been given God's Spirit as a pledge. (Rom 8:15, Eph 1:13-14,
and Gal 4:6)

This particular kind of transaction shows up first in the book of Genesis where
Judah's daughter-in-law Tamar takes his staff and his signet as a good-faith token
to guarantee his promise to send her a head of his livestock.

The thing is, had Judah reneged on the deal, and failed to send Tamar the animal,
he would've forfeited his staff and his signet. In other words; Tamar had a
legal right to keep Judah's personal items till he made good on his promise. Had
there been a time limit on the arrangement, Judah would've risked losing his staff
and his signet permanently.

Anyway; in a nutshell, God, via the gospel, has promised His son's followers an
immortal resurrection. His spirit is the good-faith token that He will make good on
that promise. Should He renege, then Christ's believing followers retain possession
of God's spirit for as long as they like till such a time as He comes through with His
end of the arrangement, i.e. Christ's believing followers have a legal right to keep
God's spirit right up to the moment of their resurrection.

In other words: the only rightful way that God can redeem His spirit is by raising
Christ's believing followers from the dead with immortality: that's the deal.

BTW: Judah tried to make good on his promise but Tamar vanished. So Judah had
to forfeit his goods-- not only because it was the right thing to do, but also to
protect his reputation. (Gen 38:18-23)

I suspect that many of Christ's followers don't appreciate the power they have over
his Father; yes, they actually have Him at a disadvantage. God has to empower
their resurrected bodies with immortality not only because keeping one's promise is
the right thing to do, but also to protect His name's reputation as a person of
impeccable integrity who can always be trusted to honor their commitments.
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Hello @Beetow,

The Greek and Roman influences of the day in regard to adoption would be worthy references too, for it would have to relate to those who were being addressed at the time. Both are interesting. I have read concerning both, and know that they are worth noting in relation to Paul's words on this subject.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
Great point, thanks.
 

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