Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Adoption Quote Of The Day
Biblically speaking, adoption is about more than just child-placement. As I've written, the Greek word for adoption is a compound of the word “son” and the word “to place.” Taken together they mean placement as a son. So, biblically speaking, adoption does speak of child-placement. But we when we look at Scripture’s overall usage of the word adoption contextually, we find that it actually stresses the renewal of creation (see particularly Romans 8:19-23). Adoption has two primary aspects not one: child-placement and creation-renewal. It’s also important to realize that the Bible really never separates these two aspects from each other either. Where you have one, you also have the other.
- Dan Cruver, Together For Adoption