Russell Moore on Adoption

I like Russell Moore. I may disagree with him on some things, and that’s okay. Disagreement between people who love God and love Theology is not only natural, it’s unavoidable. But I absolutely love is his gospel-centeredness. He has a way of showing us, not only the gospel’s implications, but the gospel itself in many aspects that most wouldn’t consider related to the gospel. I particularly love is view of adoption.

If you want your “dream baby,” do not adopt or foster a child: buy a cat and make-believe. Adopting an orphan isn’t ordering a consumer item or buying a pet. Such a mindset hurts the child, and countless other children and families. Adoption is about taking on risk as cross-bearing love.

For years, I’ve called Christian churches and families to our James 1:27 mandate to care for widows and orphans in their distress, to live out the adoption we’ve received in the gospel by adopting and fostering children. At the same time, I’ve maintained that, while every Christian is called to care for orphans and widows, not every Christian is called to adopt or foster. As a matter of fact, there are many who, and I say this emphatically, should not.

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2 responses to “Russell Moore on Adoption

  1. Amen. A very powerful quote!

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