Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

M . Richard Baxter. of it before all the World. Our Adoption is founded in our UnionwithChrift. AMem- ber of Chrift, and a Son of God are the fame : 'Tis therefore Paid, As many as receivedhim, to Joh.1.12. them gave he .Power,_ or Privi- lege, to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his Name. And ye are all the Sons Gal. t of God, by Faith in jefus Chrift. This is the vital Band of our Unionwith Chrift, and invefts us with his Relation to God. Whenhewas toleave theWorld, he fends this comfortable Mef- fage to his Difciples ; Go, tell Joh.20.1 Y my Brethren, I afcend to my Fa- ther and your Father, to my God and your God. His Relation has the precedence in Order, Dignity and Caufality. He is God's own Son, in a fenfe infi- Rom. 8.3. nitely high and proper to him- feif : To which of the Angels fad Heb. he