Robert Alexander Webb, D.D., L.L.D was the late professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky.
The Reformed doctrine of God’s adoption of believers in Christ is one of the most beloved and most despised truths in the Bible. It is beloved because of what it teaches us:
All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of hte grace of adoption by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, have His name put upon them, receive the Spirit of adoption, have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry, Abba, Father, are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by Him as by a Father; yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption, and inherit the promises, as heirs of everlasting salvation.
Webb’s book opens up the Bible’s doctrine of adoption in Christ as no other book does. its strength is tht Webb begins his exposition with Genesis and from there goes on into the New Testament to provide us with a “whole Bible” view of adoption that is central to the progress of revelation and the history of redemption in the Bible. – Joseph Morecraft III
Table of Contents:
1. Importance of Adoption
2. The Son and the Servant
3. The Sonship of the First Adam
4. Objections to Adam’s Sonship
5. Fallen Sons
6. The Sonship of the Second Adam
7. Sons by Incarnation
8. Sons by Love
9. Sons by Atonement (1)
10. Sons by Atonement (2)
11. Sons by Regeneration