Vol II No. 2

Belonging to Christ: Child and Inheritor

The Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar

Question. Who gave you this Name? Answer. My Sponsors in Baptism; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.


In ancient Rome it was not uncommon for wealthy, powerful but childless adults to adopt some worthy young man with all the privileges that involved, including the right to inherit, in order to perpetuate their name. Thus Julius Caesar

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