The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Are You a Child of God? Or Have You Been Adopted?


George MacDonald had no use for the concept of people being “adopted” by God. He rightly claimed that the idea of people being adopted by God is not found in the Scriptures—only in translations—or rather in mistranslations. Here are GMD’s teaching on the matter quoted from Unspoken Sermons Series 2 from the sermon entitled “Abba Father”:


I agree with George MacDonald; it’s depressing to think we aren’t the natural children of God. It fills me with a sense of alienation. I don’t see how though you can get around the “only begotten son” verse in John 3:16.