Sonship and the New Birth

The scriptures make it abundantly clear that God’s relationship to us as our adoptive Father predates our knowledge of that fact. Man does not cry out to God in order to get born again, get life, and become a son of God. Instead, our outward cry in belief (which is predated by the new birth in their heart) is the effect – not the cause – of our sonship that God has initiated and procured by adopting us into his family.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 6-17-2018.