|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.|
| || Tis often seen|
|Adoption strives with nature; and choice breeds|
|A native slip to us from foreign lands.|
| Adoption is an act of Gods free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God.|
| 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.