What is adoption?
“But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name.”
— John 1:12
When a person becomes a Christian, God makes him or her part of His eternal family.
While everyone is God’s offspring in the general way of being His creation, only Christians are children of God in this special way.
(Taken from “Know the Truth:60 Questions and Answers on Christian Beliefs” from First Baptist Church in Tallassee, Alabama; Based on the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message)