They find Scripture warrant for this belief in Matt.
In support of their views they appealed to scripture and to the Western Fathers, who had used the term "adoption" as synonymous with "assumption" in the orthodox sense; and especially to Christ's fraternal relation to Christians - the brother of God's adopted sons.
Briggs, Study of Holy Scripture (1899), especially ch.
There are also special elucidations of some difficult Scripture texts.
Nor is the first named ' theory less in harmony with Scripture teaching than the third.