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Regarding the promise to Abraham: Christians consider themselves to be the (spiritual) descendants of Abraham, certainly as it applies to inheriting the promises of God to Abraham. This is based on passages such as Matthew 3:9, Luke 3:8, Romans 9, and Galations 3:7. Therefore the passage you quote is taken to mean that God promises to protect Christians ...


The enemies are spiritual, not temporal. This can be inferred from v. 73-4 The oath which he sware to Abraham our father, that he would give to us that without fear being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him. The oath is from Gen. 22:16: By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because thou hast done this thing, and hast ...

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