Adoption VS Slavery - 18 Differences

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15)

Each Christian believer has received the Spirit of adoption, and is released from the spirit of slavery. It is always their choice which spirit they continue to sow to. Adoption is a choice, never a coercion. 

Adoption screams of a new and unaccustomed privilege for the adoptee. It is the yeast of love and kindness from the adopter.

Dwell upon these, for both adoption and slavery are permanent, but only one is a privilege.  

  1. Adoption = freedom of choice
  2. Slavery = compulsion without choice
  3. Adoption = full inheritance and rights
  4. Slavery = no inheritance and no rights
  5. Adoption = under the spirit of love
  6. Slavery = under the spirit of law
  7. Adoption = is the care of a loving master who invites you to follow, and gives you pleasant things to do
  8. Slavery = coercion by a cruel a master to do that which you don't want to do for his ends alone
  9. Adoption = gaining the power of decision making with love and faith as your motivation
  10. Slavery = losing the power of self-determination with hatred and fear as your motivator
  11. Adoption = confidence to move forward
  12. Slavery = offers only chains and compulsion
  13. Adoption = family belonging and ties established
  14. Slavery = an orphan whose nature and feet are bound
  15. Adoption = peace to the body and soul
  16. Slavery = war upon the body and soul
  17. Adoption = the human spirit is loved, thus you are willing and able to give 
  18. Slavery = the human spirit is stolen and crushed, thus you are unable to give

Adoption is a greater mercy than Adam had in paradise. ~ Thomas Watson

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