Torrey - Man -7.5- The proof of our adoption

V. THE PROOF OF OUR ADOPTION. Galatians 3:23-26 RV — "For before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

So that the law hath been our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith is come, we arc no longer under a tutor. For ye are all sons of God, through faith in Christ Jesus."

First Proposition: We know by the explicit statement of God's word that we are no longer under the law, but have a place as sons in the family of God. Galatians 4:6 — "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father." Romans 8:15-16 RV — "For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God."

Second Proposition: Because we are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts.

This Spirit of Christ bears witness together with our spirit that we are children of God, crying, "Abba, Father!"