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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Adoption
 
  Faith unites us to Christ, and acquiesces in the redemption purchased by Him as the meritorious cause of our adoption.
Fisher’s Catechism.    
  1
                    ’Tis often seen
Adoption strives with nature; and choice breeds
A native slip to us from foreign lands.
Shakespeare.    
  2
  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.    
  3
  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.    
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