Believers have spirit of adoption as children of God and cry, "Abba! Father!"

Scripture references

Mark 14:35–36 (ASV)

35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Romans 8:15 (ASV)

15For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Galatians 4:6 (ASV)

6And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


A congregation that David Brainerd preached to expressed affections after hearing the consolations that Christ provides.