An adoption can lead to conflicted feelings about identity and belonging, and our adoption into God’s family often does the same. We wonder, if God adopted us, in what way are we truly a part of his family? Do we really belong to him?
Mike Milton reveals the scriptural teaching on the doctrine of adoption and shows what our heavenly adoption truly means. He helps us to feel what any child of adoption can ultimately feel: acceptance, family belonging, privilege, responsibility, and love — which are stronger in God’s family than in any other.
“In this ‘pastoral epistle,’ Mike Milton takes us on a genetic journey through Scripture, exploring the familial DNA of the gospel. By the grace of God in Jesus Christ his Son, believers are no paupers in God’s kingdom; we are God’s sons and daughters, handpicked and irrevocably loved. With a shepherd’s staff in hand, Milton guides us to some riveting pastoral riches of this highest gospel privilege: adoption in the family of God.”
David B. Garner, Westminster Theological Seminary