C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Faith unites us to Christ, and acquiesces in the redemption purchased by Him as the meritorious cause of our adoption.

Fisher’s Catechism.

  • ’Tis often seen
  • Adoption strives with nature; and choice breeds
  • A native slip to us from foreign lands.
  • Shakespeare.

    Adoption is an act of God’s free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God.

    Westminster Catechism.

    We need a spirit of adoption to take us out of the foundling hospital of the world, and to put us into the celestial family.

    G. D. Boardman.