Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

A Funeral-Sermons on Gal. 4. Son, that he miht redeem them that wereunder the Law, that they might receive theAdoptionofSons . For his fake we are not only pardoned, but preferr'd to this Heavenly Dignity. 'Tis wor- thy of Obfervation, that the Degrees of our Redemption mentioned in Scripture, have annex'd to themparallel degrees of our Adoption. Thus when 'tis raid, We are redeemed from the Curfe ofthe Lair, 'tis added, That we might receive the Adop- tion of Sons. When 'tis faid, We are treedfrom thefervileSpi- rit of the Law, it follows, We Aom.8.x .have received the Spirit of Adop- tion, whereby we cry, Abba, Fa- ther. And the Apoftle tells us, That the redemption of our Bo- dies from the bondage of Corrup- tion, into the glorious Liberty of the Sons of God, is our Adopti- on, that is the manifeilatiori of