April 16, 2010

When Adoption Fails, the Gospel is Denied

The tragic spectacle of a seven-year old boy sent flying alone back to Russia, returned by an adoptive mother in the United States, has caught the attention of the watching world.  Earlier this week, Patricia Cogen told CNN that this American mother has returned her own son to Russia, "like a pair of pants that didn't fit."  On today's show, Dr. Mohler discusses this story arguing that this failed adoption is a denial of the gospel.  Crucial to Christian theology, adoption is a central metaphor of our salvation in Christ.  And, unlike this heart-breaking story, the Christian's adoption is eternally irreversible because it is done by the lone sovereign God of grace.

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