Posted on

Terminology Tuesday: Adoptionism

This is the first installment of “Terminology Tuesday” Today we will be looking at:

Adoptionism:

The theory that asserts that God adopted Jesus of Nazareth as his Son. In other words, Jesus was born human but became God’s Son at a particular point in his life. This theory fails to reflect spiritual texts that point to Jesus’ eternal relationship with the Father (e.g., Jn 17:5)

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms, Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki, Cherith Fee Nordling
Intervarsity Press
Copyright 1999 by Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki, Cherith Fee Nordling

Advertisements

About beaconapologetics

A Christian Apologist. A follower of Jesus. A defender of the Christian Faith