My wife and I advocate for adoption through foster care quite a bit. When we encounter those who bristle at the thought of bringing children into their family via adoption, we point out that we are all adopted by God.
In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Ephesians 1:5-6)
I’m curious what the standard LDS response is to this verse which states that we are adopted as sons of God (and therefore not naturally-born family members). Anybody got any help? I noticed how clunky the verse is in the KJV, so I wonder if it’s just not noticed all that often in the LDS teaching that we are literal sons and daughters of God. If this is one of those things that’s in some LDS – FAQ, and I missed it, I’d love to see a link.