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It is true, as you say, that God covenants with Abram (later called Abraham) and does not ask anything as part of the covenant making. However if you read verse 6, you will find that Abram had already "given" God something -- his trust. Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty. (Gen 15:6 NET) Most ...


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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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I totally agree with gideon marx and I would also like to add that it is held christ was Melchizedek, whom Abraham paid tithe to in Genesis 14:18-20 And Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine. Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and ...


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1948AM computes to 2052BC. His death aged 175 in 2123 AM 1877BC &430 years later was the Exodus 2553AM 1447 BC,the sojourning off 430 years to the day Exodus 12:39. The sojourning ow as of Abrahams Seed,the Children of Israel,that dwelt in Egypt....in2553AM. 1447BC, 480 years to Solomons 4th year 3033AM. 967BC etc


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If you noticed that there are two sources of living typified by the two wells later. But to respond to your question, there is a crucial point to see that as Christians, we are destined for some enjoyment [grace]. Even when Isaac went downward to Lahai-roi, he still enjoyed a well, the well of the living One who sees us and reveals Himself to us. Some ...


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According to a literal interpretation of the text: It depends on what you mean by wrong. Looking at the narrative totally and literally, Abraham could not have known that the promised nation would come through Sarah's offspring, since God did not tell him that until after the birth of Ishmael. In Genesis 12, God promises Abram three (main) things: I will ...


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In fact, Abraham had other children besides Isaac and Ishmael (Genesis 25:1), but Romans 9:7-9 says, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but "Through Isaac shall your offspring be named." (8) This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as ...


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God's promise to Abraham was that he would have descendants as numerous as the Stars, what he did not promise is that they would all be his chosen people only that Isaac would. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation unless otherwise noted. Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and ...



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